Postmodernism Philosophy of history Post-Hegelian thought
Universidad Nicolás Copérnico de Torun
Roland-Sobota, Daniel. “Historiosophy of August Cieszkowski in the context of contemporary consciousness”, Scientia et Fides, Vol. 3, n. 1, 2014, pp.227-264.
Cieszkowski’s philosophy embodies the most influential trends in philosophy
and culture of the nineteenth century. This does not mean, however, that Cieszkowski’s
philosophy has today only historical character and it is good topic for some historians
of philosophy. On the contrary. Although Cieszkowski used Post-Hegelian language
and concepts, at the core his philosophy is an experience which has got a fundamental
complexion. It is an experience of the dialectic of history. It underlies not only the
history of philosophy of the nineteenth century, but also lies at the root of modern
consciousness, as determined by hermeneutics and postmodernism. The ancestor of
the transversal reason is a cunning reason of history. Postmodernism, which focuses
on pluralism and diversity, is closely related to the era of the “end of history” and
post-history. The last term, just as the “post-modernism” is a historiosophical concept.
The present of Cieszkowski’s philosophy of history allows us better understanding the
philosophical foundation of contemporary culture.