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Images and Conceptual Figuration: A Materialist Perspective
Images and Conceptual Figuration: A Materialist Perspective

Author(s): Georgi Iliev
Subject(s): Philosophy, Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Studies of Literature
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: Hegel; Derrida; Mitchell; deconstruction; figural concepts; imagery

Summary/Abstract: The text is dedicated to the use of poetical figures and of images in the working with concepts, namely within the field of philosophy and literary theory. The large excursus starts from an attempt of the American theoretician Mitchell to define images by only restricting his effort to historicizing the definition – with no definition of himself. A follow-up is the conception of Jacques Derrida of all metaphysical concepts being hidden metaphors whose meaning was depleted of figuration. In this context is viewed the work of Hegel on symbolic thought and memory. Image is revealed as an instrument of memory. And finally, there is a hypothesis of the material in signification borrowed to a certain extent from the deconstructionist Paul de Man

  • Issue Year: 65/2022
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 6-17
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English