Beyond Good and Evil. About “Me” Written in Lower and Upper-Case Letters in Juliusz Słowacki’s Work Cover Image
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Ponad dobrem i złem. O „ja” i „Ja” w twórczości Juliusza Słowackiego
Beyond Good and Evil. About “Me” Written in Lower and Upper-Case Letters in Juliusz Słowacki’s Work

Author(s): Lucyna Nawarecka
Subject(s): Studies of Literature, Polish Literature, Culture and social structure , Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Juliusz Słowacki; mysticism; I; agathology
Summary/Abstract: The author, starting from the crisis of values announced by Nietzsche, indicates a similar stance in Juliusz Słowacki’s mystic writings. The author uses Szestow’s postulation in order to cross over the assessment of good and evil (Athens) and select the space that is not axiological but agathological (Jerusalem). Referring to the findings of researchers of Słowacki’s writings, who discern the search for identity and lack of the sense of one’s own existence in his early works, the author, aided by the dialogue philosophy, ascertains that the discovery of the metaphysical Me (‘me’ with a capital letter) after the poet’s mystical transformation, confirmed the value of the poet’s own existence and facilitated his entry into the agathological space.

  • Page Range: 71-86
  • Page Count: 16
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Polish