Conflicts in Lithuanian Historiography of Philosophy During the Period of Independence
From the viewpoint of conflict sociology, the article analyzes the historiography of Lithuanian from 1990. The insights of Hayden White on the pre-critical and incommensurable character of different ways of historiographical representation are applied here. A. Šliogeris defends the homonomic position that there is only one true interpretation of the philosophical text, independent of historical or cultural context, with a sole ground of its truth – a reality itself. This attitude is confronted with a heteronomic one, which commits itself to a variety of interpretations. Radical formism with anarchistic ideological implications (G. Mažeikis) challenges all the other strategies of explanation. Within contextualism we may distinguish a polemics between R. Plečkaitis (representing the methodology of the history of problems) and philosophical-historical publicist B. Genzelis.