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Słaba ontologia w nowoczesnej literaturze polskiej: rekonesans
Weak Ontology in Modern Polish Literature: a Reconnaissance

Author(s): Andrzej Zawadzki
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Philosophy (20 c.); Gianni Vattimo; Martin Heidegger; Friedrich Nietzsche; Weak Ontology

Summary/Abstract: The author considers the tradition of nihilism, in its Nietzschean and Heideggerian version, to be of use in interpretation of a number of important phenomena of 20th-century arts and literature. He advocates a thesis that weak ontology, in a variety of versions, has not only been emphatically expressed in modern arts and literature but in fact, has formed their ontological and aesthetic foundations. Mr. Zawadzki focuses on how the various practices, discourses and areas of human expression have attempted at naming the phenomenon which he himself perceives not only in terms of an academic issue but as a keen experience of our time.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 27-43
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish