Miroslav Tyrš - příspěvek k formování české estetiky
Miroslav Tyrš - Contribution to the Formation of the Czech Aesthetics
Although the Miroslav Tyrš’s legacy for Czech philosophy and deeper and wider embedment of the Czech national idea is generally acknowledged, there are minimum in-depth studies of his work. The proposed project studies establishment of Tyrš’s philosophy and aesthetic as a starting point of his concrete political praxis. Via analysis and comparisons of primary sources in his yet not processed inheritance and already published partial texts I pursue how Tyrš comes to his own conception of activism and how is this idea bringing into life in praxis. Close attention will be paid to practical application of his theoretical principals in “Sokol”, the main Czech organization endorsing and supporting national idea. The key outcome will be 1) series of articles in Czech and German concerning currency of Tyrš’s contribution to the Czech aesthetics, theory of arts and conservation of cultural heritage, 2) scrutinization of the real influence of European theoretical streams on Tyrš’s philosophical and theoretical ideas, and 3) discussion of his contribution to politics of national heritage conservation.