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Žak Derida, Robert Muzil: putevi s one strane stvarnog
Jacques Derrida, Robert Musil: Different Approaches to the Realm Beyond Reality

Author(s): Aleksandra Kostić
Subject(s): Philosophy, Contemporary Philosophy, Structuralism and Post-Structuralism, Philosophy of Language, Hermeneutics, Theory of Literature
Published by: Institut za filozofiju i društvenu teoriju
Summary/Abstract: Author initially attempts to differentiate ‘modern’ and ‘postmodern’ stance by emphasizing the subtle distinction between Derrida’s notion of peut-ętre (maybe) and Robert Musil’s concept of Möglichkeit (possible). These two notions are similar but nevertheless they can exemplify two different approaches to the realm beyond Reality: derridian ‘maybe’ refers to the openness of things, to surprise and ‘event’, whereas ‘possibility’ remains, by means of causality, motivation, utopism, etc., tied to existing reality. In the conclusion author suggests that ‘contemporary times’ – illustrated by Sloterdijk’s pictoresque portrait of polyvalent logics – demand ‘maybeness’ that encompass and surpass musilian contemplation on unreal, but possible things.

  • Page Range: 241-246
  • Page Count: 6
  • Publication Year: 2005
  • Language: Serbian