Jakub Švec

Jakub Švec
University of Žilina · Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

Ph.D - Doctor of Philosophy in the field of systematic philosophy, specialization: social and political philosophy
Research aims to defend the division of freedom into positive and negative with reference to its use in practical philos

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Introduction
Current research interests: study is devoted to the defense of two kinds of freedom - negative and positive, and at the same time a critique of the critique of this division. It is possible to argue that the individual is always negatively and positively free, but in the case of positive freedom, we do not always talk about the same qualitative aspect in terms of the unlimited possibility of acting. Methods and techniques: method of analysis, synthesis and comparison
Education
January 2019 - January 2019
University of Silesia in Katowice
Field of study
  • Systematic philosophy
April 2018 - April 2018
University of Ostrava
Field of study
  • Systematic philosophy, PhD. research stay
September 2017 - August 2020
Univerzita Mateja Bela v Banskej Bystrici
Field of study
  • Systematic philosophy

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Publications (13)
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Slovak society has been facing the pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus for two years. These two years have struck a social organism on a planetary scale in a way that no one could have ever imagined, not even in any dystopian Hol-lywood blockbuster movie. The situation resulted in the modification of social life, despite political regimes and s...
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Through its eclectic 20 principles, the European Pillar of Social Rights is an opportunity to break silos and look at social development as the network of challenges that it truly is. Departing from the rather long history of European social rights, the implementation of the EPSR must follow a holistic approach, identifying synergies with discussio...
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THREE IDEAS FOR A STRONGER SOCIAL EUROPE IN A POST-COVID-19 RECOVERY Publication of the FEPS working group "Social Europe" as the main output of the two-year participation in THE FOUNDATION FOR EUROPEAN PROGRESSIVE STUDIES (FEPS).
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The problems of contemporary individualism, referring to the ideology of liberalism, can also be perceived through the current pandemic crisis. In civil and political society, we can see the phenomenon in which regulations of legal authorities are accepted by a certain part of the population with reluctance, not taking into account the fact that th...
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Today's liberalism urgently needs a social revival. An uncritical discussion of his shortcomings and advantages, we have committed a situation where we consider this ideology to be synonymous with neoliberalism, libertarianism or the policy of the new right, which excludes deeper social thinking and the need to eliminate inequalities between people...
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Current trends in the development of transport are moving towards to an increasing degree of environmental friendliness, autonomy and a reduction of the cost of production of means of transport. At present we can observe social as well as political efforts to apply these approaches in transport in practice. In the segment of reliability, safety and...
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The ideology of liberalism is still relevant in the current political and philosophical discourse. However, through careful analysis, we find that liberalism, in the light of various influences, loses the status of a value ideology that is an equal partner to conservatism and socialism. Liberalism has become a prominent school of thought in family...
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The ideology of liberalism is not a closed intellectual space where inspiration can no longer be found. Based on a comparison of three philosophers – Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and their approaches to the key concepts of freedom, autonomy and property, the article explains the context of the historical evolution of liberalism...
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Liberalism urgently needs social renaissance. By uncritical discussion of its shortcomings and advantages, we have committed a situation, where we regard this ideology as a synonym of neoliberalism, libertarianism or the policy of the new right, which excludes deeper social thinking and the need of eliminating inequalities among people. The text ha...
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The need for deeper solidarity, not governed by human compassion or volunteering but directly by state policy, existed even before John Rawls' groundbreaking A Theory of Justice was released. However, it was the conclusion of this study in the 1970s, that definitively philosophically justified, the policy of the need for active equalization, or com...
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What is the shape of current liberalism in the public space? Is liberalism a truly objective moral-social doctrine? How it is about the rationality of the action, which the supporters of liberalism refer to? Why do we not perceive current liberalism as an ideology, that includes its shortcomings and benefits? What are the dangers of a bad understan...
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ACTA FACULTATIS PHILOSOPHICAE UNIVERSITATIS ŠAFARIKIANAE 108 Politologický zborník študentov a mladých vedeckých pracovníkov 4 2018 VÝZVY A RIZIKÁ SPOLOČNOSTI V 21. STOROČÍ Zborník príspevkov z V. ročníka Vedeckej konferencie študentov a mladých vedeckých pracovníkov konanej 12. a 13. mája 2016 Katedrou politológie Filozofickej fakulty Univerzity P...

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Despite the problems that we register the splitting of freedom into positive and negative, this split plays an important role in terms of political philosophy for the identification of the ideological background of various ideas and attitudes. In addition to a constructive critique of this division, which we know to have shortcomings, we also register criticism arising from fears that this splitting of freedom removes the mask and sets an unpopular mirror to socially unjust ideological concepts. These are popular in current political practice, they may even give the impression that they are socially just.