Idioms of ontology : a phenomenological study of Whitman / by Wojciech Majka.

Majka, Wojciech, author.
Newcastle upon Tyne, England : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.
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Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 -- Philosophy.
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Without a doubt, Walt Whitman is one of the most philosophical poets. His writings are overflowing with conceptions that range from the Presocratics to Hegel. Nevertheless, the philosophical aspect of his work has been neglected with scholars satisfying themselves in making loose allusions to transcendentalist ideas that are said to ""respire"" in his writings. Therefore, our attention has been drawn to the connection of his poetry with philosophy (phenomenology), since as Emanuel Levinas once ...
CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER I - INTRODUCTION TO METHODOLOGY, TERMINOLOGY AND POETICS; Restoring the Links between Literature and Philosophy; Literature and Morality; Literature: or the Philosophy of/as Lived Experience; Interpretation and the Reading Process; Intentionality and the Author; A Short Thematic Introduction to Existential Phenomenology; The Main Themes in Whitman's Poetics; CHAPTER II - THE PHENOMENOLOGY OF THE SELF; The Existential Self and the Transcendental Subject; The Violation of Reality by the Theoretical Self's Imposition
The Self's Comportment in the World: Beyond Practice and TheoryThe Self's Inter-Personal Countenance; Mood and the Unconcealment of the Self; Unconcealment as Pre-Thematization and Self-Interpretation; Authentic and Inauthentic Understanding; Unconcealment and the Ontological Idiom; Theory as Anti-Poetry; History as Hermeneutics of the Future; Authenticity and Death; CHAPTER III - THE GRAMMAR OF THE WORLD; The Cognitive Unconcealment of Physis; The Degrammaticalization of the Self's Equipmental Matrix; The World as the Background of Tools; The Ontological Idiom and the Reification of Nature
Science, Humanism, Pure Things and ToolsThe Expressive and Instrumental Use of Language; Language and its Space; The Fourfold as the Space of the Essent; The Apophantic Nature of Art; Phenomenology and Beyond; CONCLUSION; BIBLIOGRAPHY
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