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„Suvokimo Fenomenologija“ Ir Merlau-Ponty Meno Filosofijos Ištakos
“Phenomenology of Perception” and the Beginnings of Merlau-Ponty’s Art Philosophy

Author(s): Antanas Andrijauskas
Subject(s): Epistemology, Aesthetics, Existentialism, Phenomenology, Ontology
Published by: Visuomeninė organizacija »LOGOS«
Keywords: Merleau-Ponty; art philosophy; aesthetics; existential phenomenology; psychic pathology;

Summary/Abstract: In this article, attention is focused on the beginnings of Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s art philosophy as they are presented in his program work Phenomenology of Perception. Also the author tries to explicate the meanings of the fundamental concepts of the work as well as their functions in existential phenomenology. Further he analyses Merleau-Ponty’s turn from the problems of “aesthetic perception”, characteristic of his early works, towards the concept of relation of the artist to his creative work, as inspired by ideas of a “new ontology” in his later works. The peculiarity of Merleau-Ponty’s art philosophy, the problems of the art hierarchy, the subject of artistry, the creative process and style, the piece of art, non finito and many other problems are succinctly discussed. Special attention is paid to artist’s psychical pathologies, that is, the relation of normality and abnormality in artistic work. The thinker’s approach to the expressive capabilities of different branches of art and their relations to East Asian art theories are also inquired.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 74
  • Page Range: 45-56
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Lithuanian