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Goodmanova teorie zobrazení a fenomenologie
Between Goodman’s Theory of Representation and Phenomenology

Author(s): Ivan Blecha
Subject(s): Philosophy, Phenomenology
Published by: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Nakladatelství Karolinum
Keywords: phenomenology; theory of representation; Goodman;

Summary/Abstract: Nelson Goodman’s Languages of Art, one of the most cited and commented publications in theory of art, deals with various questions, includingthe question whether a piece of art can realistically portray reality. Goodman suggests that it cannot, since a reliable criterion of “imitation” is not to be found. This statement leads to a certain type ofrelativism and social constructivism, which then find their expression also in philosophy of language. The aim of my paper is to problematizesome of Goodman’s starting points, and from the view of phenomenology to assess the problems associated with the so-called “innocent eye”, corporeality, and the constitution of object sense. It turns out that theproblem of imitation can be approached in a different way and that there is no need to reject the possibility of realistic picturing.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 55
  • Page Range: 81-106
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: Czech