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Daimonion la Goethe și Blaga
Daimonion as seen by Goethe and Blaga

Stilistic implications

Author(s): Mihai Popa
Subject(s): History of Philosophy
Published by: Editura Academiei Române
Keywords: daimonion; creation; style; poiesis.

Summary/Abstract: The daimonic is linked to a psychology of creation. Which is the basic features of the daimonic type when compared to knowledge? The daimonic displays paradoxical traits and does not fit in the common frame of our knowledge pattern, for the “typical” act of knowledge is not contradictory. The daimonic seems irrational. I say “seems” because, in Goethe’s opinion, humanism is related to an elementary – which is not to say illogical – human nature that manifests itself not only in a latent state, but is positively creative. The elementary nature or the original phenomenon is poiesis.

  • Issue Year: XII/2016
  • Issue No: 12
  • Page Range: 85-95
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Romanian
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