Václav Havel on Human Conscience by Zachary Mattson

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Title

Václav Havel on Human Conscience by Zachary Mattson

Subject

History

Description

Václav Havel is one the main European dissidents and political leaders that helped bring the change from the old style communist regimes to capitalist democracies. Havel’s experience of living and playwriting under the Czechoslovakia’s communist regime and eventually becoming their democratically elected president greatly influenced his ideology of stressing the importance of human conscience. The political philosophy of human conscience falls into two main camps freedom of expression, which includes free thought, identity, and natural rights. The other factor is the idea of responsibility which evolves from non-political means to political means, and eventually global responsibility. Havel’s human conscience is rooted in a tradition of Czech humanism and Havel’s life experiences.

Creator

Zachary Mattson

Source

Senior Showcase Oral Presentation

Publisher

Ripon College

Date

April 18, 2017

Rights

The author reserves all rights.

Identifier

Majors: History and Politics & Government

Files

MatsonHistorysenirosem.pdf

Citation

Zachary Mattson, “Václav Havel on Human Conscience by Zachary Mattson,” Senior Showcase Digital Collection, accessed January 21, 2018, http://rcseniorshowcase.omeka.net/items/show/67.

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