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Poszukiwanie sensu w globalnej logorei
The Search for Meaning in the Global Logorrhea

Author(s): Wojciech Józef Burszta
Subject(s): Cultural Essay, Political Essay, Societal Essay
Published by: Towarzystwo Naukowe KUL & Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II
Keywords: nomadism; globalization; abductive reasoning; anthropology; cultural studies; memory

Summary/Abstract: The paper presents a project of studying “the world in motion,” which the author calls pretext nomadology. The diagnosis of the diverse changes of cultural forms and the nomadic journeys of the values connected with them, in addition to the surplus of potential knowledge about the world (logorrhea of words and images), forces modern scholars to adopt a strategy of describing the world that will enable to capture these changes. As a characteristic of modernity, nomadism has many faces. The author focuses on one of its versions, showing how anthropology, literature and phenomenology can become basic and interconnected ways of exploring this reality. The idea of nomadic writing is based on the notion that there are neither correct nor incorrect interpretations, but that the act of interpretation changes nature and becomes an art of evaluation, and art of thinking, an expansion of the text to the outside - to the world in motion.

  • Issue Year: 6/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 5-32
  • Page Count: 28
  • Language: Polish