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The Magic of Art in the Magic-Less World

  • Mario A. Presas
Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 37)

Abstract

When man ponders his own being, he cannot but feel the pull of the factual constraints to which he is subject in his there-being, in his Dasein(“human existence”), and the counter-pull of the dream-plans he dwells in by inalienable right, a strain which is related to the measure in which his future makes sense of his present. Furthermore, it is bewildering to discover that things possible, once achieved and transmuted into indestructible facts, are no longer possible as they once were. But man also discovers that there are ways and means of cheating the restrictions of the here-and-now (“Da”), of the facts to which he is condemned, inasmuch as being also implies getting outside and beyond and transcending oneself — that is, precisely, freeing oneself from the here-and-now.

Keywords

Factual Constraint Factual World Imaginary World Aesthetic Idea Imaginary Variation 
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Notes

  1. 1.
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    Paul Ricoeur, Temps et Récit (Paris: 1983), Vol. I, p. 11.Google Scholar
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    Jean-Paul Sartre, La nausea (Buenos Aires: 1953), p. 54.Google Scholar
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    Paul Ricoeur, “De l’interprétation” in Du Texte à l’action (Paris: 1986), p. 14.Google Scholar
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    Mario A. Presas, “Vida y arte en Luiggi Pirandello,” Criterio No. 1707 (1975), Buenos Aires, p. 23.Google Scholar
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    Jorge Luis Borges, “Sherlock Holmes” in Los conjurados (Madrid: 1985), p. 49: “... está hecho de azar. Inmediato o cercano / lo rigen los vaivenes de variables lectores.”Google Scholar
  7. 10.
    Mario A. Presas, “La muerte del arte y la expériencia estética,” Diálogos 40 (1982), Univ. Puerto Rico, p. 69.Google Scholar
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    Mario A. Presas, “La verdad de la ficción. Estudio crítico sobre Paul Ricoeur,” Revista Latinoamericana de Filosofía Vol. XIV, No. 2 (July, 1988) Buenos Aires.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario A. Presas
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.National University of La PlataArgentina
  2. 2.University of Buenos AiresArgentina

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