146 Works

Kafka on the Loss of Purpose and the Illusion of Freedom

Markus Kohl

When No Means Yes: BDSM, Body Modification, and Japanese Womanhood as Monstrosity in Snakes and Earrings and Hotel Iris

Jarrel De Matas
This paper explores the representation of female monstrosity which are relied upon by two female Japanese writers to illustrate modern Japanese women’s process of reclaiming power. Hitomi Kanehara in Snakes and Earrings and Yōko Ogawa in Hotel Iris depict women involved in BDSM relationships which shape how their characters are seen, how they view themselves, and how they develop their consciousness of the world. Although the female protagonists of each novel are presented in a...

Autopoietic Free Improvisation vs. Technototalitarian Regulation of Consciousness

Abolfazl Mohammadi
The elusive nature and the function of art occupy a highly contested territory within aesthetic philosophy since its inception. The present article also engages with the question of the nature and the function of art, though in a more narrowed and specific domain. The claim that is going to be tackled here is whether improvisation in art, in general, makes a statement against empirical science? To corroborate this claim I will look at specific artworks...

The Master and Margarita: Satan, Savior from Evil

Krzysztof Mech
The countless interpretations of The Master and Margarita emphasize the most disturbing thought for the readers. This is an amazingly simple and moving truth: from the clutches of the Soviet Empire which destroys the Master only Satan can release him. The Master’s saviour is the spirit of evil. In this article I would like to show Bulgakov’s rich and ambiguous topography of evil, then to expand the view of the topography of good. Keywords: Master...

Ivan Karamazov’s Euclidean Mind: the ‘Fact’ of Human Suffering and Evil

Kimberly Young
In The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoevsky addresses the problem of how to reconcile God’s goodness with the evil in the world by comparing the metaphysical implications of Ivan Karamazov’s and the Elder Zosima’s Euclidean and non-Euclidean epistemologies. For Ivan, the moral opposites of good and evil cannot be reconciled, just as two parallel lines cannot meet (Euclid’s fifth postulate). For Zosima, the symbol of the crucifix represents a meeting of the parallel lines and the...

Kilka uwag o koncepcji Christopha Bosserta na temat trzeciej części Clavier Übung Johanna Sebastiana Bacha

Tomasz Górny

Trwanie plamy i migotanie linii. Przestrzeń i czas w grafikach Arthura C. Danto

Piotr Winskowski

Lustmord Jenny Holzer jako kontrhegemoniczna praktyka artystyczna

Magdalena Adamska-Kijko

Analiza krytyczna podstaw teorii wielości rzeczywistości Leona Chwistka

Gabriel Bednarz

Dichtermut i Blödigkeit – dwa wiersze Friedricha Hölderlina w interpretacji Waltera Benjamina

Beatrice Hanssen

Czytając Adorna... Rzecz o teorii estetycznej

Jan P. Hudzik

Kryzys Lwa Tołstoja z lat 1874–1879 ukazany przez pryzmat uobecniania indyferencji

Piotr Orlik

Uznany za fundamentalistę. Uznany za kolonialistę.

Natalia Yakubova

Taniec Spinozy?

Wojciech Klimczyk

Chick Lit in India: Possibilities for a Feminine Aesthetic in Popular Fiction

Charmaine Carvalho

Imagined Hierarchies as Conditionals of Gender in Aesthetics

Adrian Mróz

Blood, Death and Fear – Philosophy and Art in Relation to the Myth of Womanhood

Marta Tużnik

A Phenomenological “Aesthetics of Isolation” as Environmental Aesthetics for an Era of Ubiquitous Art

Matthew Gladden

Rethinking Space in Telepresence Art through Merleau-Ponty’s “Eye and Mind”

Gina Zavota

Cielesność w filozofii markiza de Sade

Katarzyna Machnik

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