The journal 'Prudy' (1909 - 1914; 1922 - 1938) served the liberal-democratic part of the Slovak intelligence as a platform for promoting Masaryk's ideology. The young intellectuals grouped around this journal were familiar with the progressive thinking of that time and promoted the positivist realistic attitude and world-view. Similarly, as Czech intellectuals, the Slovak adherents of Masaryk contributed to introducing the rational approach, the principle of criticism and other progressive trends in Slovak cultural milieu. The journal offered the place for discussing the burning political and social issues, as well as cultural and scientific issues. Although the journal was not a purely theoretical one, many of the authors contributed considerably for the philosophical (S. Stur) and sociological (A. Stefanek) debates.
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