Romualdas Ozolas

is a philosopher and public activist. He was one of the founding members of the Sajudis movement and was deputy prime minister of first independent Lithuanian government.


In a speech delivered on the twentieth anniversary the Lithuanian national reform movement Sajudis, Romualdas Ozolas, one of its founding members, reviews the intellectual situation in Lithuania today. He argues that an ideologized empiricism, all too redolent of Marxism, has made a comeback. Instead, the European tradition of abstract thought as mastered by Kant must show the way in thinking about the State.

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