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The Role of Art in the Epoch of Modern Technology

Author(s): Nebojša Grubor
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Epistemology, Aesthetics, Social Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Social development, Ontology
Published by: Филозофски факултет, Универзитет у Новом Саду
Keywords: Technology (Technik); art; abstract art; configuration (Ge-stell); Heidegger;

Summary/Abstract: The article explains Heidegger’s understanding of the function of art in the time of modern technology. Unlike the older technology, modern technology is not only about the use of tools in a limited area of human life, but it is a way that defines our whole approach to things and people. Configuration (Ge-stell) as the essence of the modern technology is the way of disclosure of the being that endangers other ways of disclosure of the being in different areas of human existence such as the area of the public opinion, labor, politics, science and the arts. This paper considers the question of whether some forms of contemporary art could be able to save the essence of man, contrary to the endanger nature of the essence of modern technology as a configuration.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 20
  • Page Range: 7-15
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Serbian