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The electronic version of Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aesthetics is available at: www.ceeol.com

2/2008

XLV (New Series: I)
Issued: 15th November 2008
Biannual
Founded: 1964
Re-established as an international journal: 2008
ISSN: 0014 –1291
Language: English, German

Gadamers Hermeneutische Kunstauffassung

http://aesthetics.ff.cuni.cz/archive/216/gadamers-hermeneutische-kunstauffassung

 

Gadamer´s Hermeneutical Conception of Art
Art is no arbitrary topic in Hans-Georg Gadamer’s philosophical hermeneutics. Rather, it is a fundamental phenomenon, the description of which constitutes an unavoidable task of philosophy. In this article the author seeks to demonstrate the importance of art in philosophical hermeneutics, and in two major steps develops a hermeneutical conception of art. First, the author discusses the concept of the truth of art with special attention to the view that art can be described as the cognition of essence. Second, the ontology of the work of art is analyzed in detail, focusing on Gadamer’s basic idea that the work of art becomes accessible, strictly speaking, only in its presentation.