Volume 7, Issue 2, April 2023     |     PP. 83-92      |     PDF (211 K)    |     Pub. Date: February 26, 2023
DOI: 10.54647/sociology841004    82 Downloads     1990 Views  


Aleksandra Pawliszyn, Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Poland

I would like to propose a new outlook on philosophical hermeneutics as an archeology of happening. Thus, the hermeneutics described here will be a method, one worked out in the framework of the phenomenological tradition. This method could be helpful for contemporary humanity in our facing the task of understanding the essence of situation constellations in life, which are always unexpected.The human being, encompassed here as a consciousness meditating on the world, attempts to grasp the sense of the world’s occurrences. Thus, an archeology of events (the archeology of happening) will be applied to study occurrences, which are indispensable for expressing human existence in a proper way, occurrences such as: corporeality in the context of death, eroticism, creativity, human freedom.In considering these interesting and intertwining corporeal aspects of the mystery of life and death, I draw from some reflections of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Martin Heidegger, and Hans-Georg Gadamer.In this paper it is presented that corporeality, death, the work of art, and eroticism are experiences that measure the profoundness of life, by which the human being is able to fully and freely participate in the existence—a dispersed corporeality especially could be treated as the basis of various transformations in the circle of existence. The work of art, in this context, appears as an expression of human infirmity facing an unknown future.

Corporeality Life Creativity Eroticism Death The work of art Human freedom The circle of existence

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Aleksandra Pawliszyn, FROM THE ARCHEOLOGY OF HAPPENINGS…THE MATTER OFCORPREALITY , SCIREA Journal of Sociology. Volume 7, Issue 2, April 2023 | PP. 83-92. 10.54647/sociology841004