„Transcendentalny narcyzm” i filozofia sztuki.
“Transcendental Narcissism” and the Philosophy of Art.
Published by: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: anthropology; philosophy; culture; art
Summary/Abstract: The author discusses the question of “narcissism”, specifically understood in the phenomenological works of Merleau-Ponty, in which it denotes a perception that discovers truth within itself, the unexpressed, pre-rational truth of the world as it is, which best captures the process of painting as a work of art. Merleau-Ponty believes that although it evades the claims made by the rationalising description, the relation between the visible and the invisible generates a linguistic, discursive meaning. In other words, it is possible to speak about art in the language of philosophy and, in addition, to speak well by doing justice to a given work of art, or not. Does the philosophical discourse apply painting as an illustration, or perhaps it unites in a common objective the solution of the mystery of visibility, or discovers within it its own “silent” reflection? Regardless of the answers we give to these questions, the problem of “narcissism” – a perception which finds the truth within itself – remains a problem not only of contemporary philosophy but also of contemporary art.
- Issue Year: 2006
- Issue No: 02
- Page Range: 128-135
- Page Count: 8
- Language: Polish