Boh a poznanie vo svetle Faustovho voluntarizmu

Ján Čakanek


The author of the contribution discloses against a religious backdrop overriding motifs and aims of Faustus unbridled voluntarism. His driving force seems to be, in compliance with Schopenhauer ́s theory, human intellect. The overriding motif lies in his vision of being Almighty, which is reflected in his craving to be god-like. The human will oscillates in the space between a fallacious idea about the status of a deity and limitations of the academic knowledge. On a broader level, the author shows that the Faustian voluntarism affects not only Goethe ́s literary character but also man of the 21st century more than ever.


God; Faustus; Mephisto; science; knowledge; will; voluntarism, Schopenhauer

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ESPES. The Slovak Journal of Aesthetics (ISSN 1339-1119) is published biannually by University of Presov, Slovakia and the Society for Aesthetics in Slovakia. Registration number of the journal in the Register of Periodical Publications of the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic: EV173/23/EPP.

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