In: World Literature Studies, vol. 10, no. 2
Year, pages: 2018, 14 - 23
Enlightenment. Education. Perception. French philosophy.
Article type: štúdie - téma / articles - topic
Document type: pdf
The aim of the present text is to analyse the function of philosophical fictions in French 18th-century philosophy. These fictions are based on the idea of an innocent gaze, cast on our own culture and perception; such a gaze is often connected with a figure of alterity: a child, a stranger, a blind or deaf person etc. The author argues that this gaze, in fact, is most often refracted, that is to say, it is a gaze of the philosopher himself who only imagines the alterity in question. This principal thesis is illustrated by examples taken from two realms: the theory of perception (Condillac’s statue) and the theory of education (Rousseau and Mme de Genlis).
How to cite:
Fulka, J. 2018. Lomený pohled: povaha a úloha fikce ve francouzské osvícenské filozofii. In World Literature Studies, vol. 10, no.2, pp. 14-23. 1337-9275.
Fulka, J. (2018). Lomený pohled: povaha a úloha fikce ve francouzské osvícenské filozofii. World Literature Studies, 10(2), 14-23. 1337-9275.
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