This article is divided into two parts. In the first one, we will ask what place Ricoeur reserves for art works (particularly figurative) within his philosophical path. We will try to show how this issue is only apparently minor and unimportant. In fact, the language of figurative art, totally other than the conceptual/argumentative language of the logos, is that which more than any other experience can allow philosophy to reflect on otherness, and to discover ‘itself as another.’ In the second part, starting with this acquisition, we will ask ourselves what constitutes the singularity of artistic language and the particular communication specific to works of art. This will allow us to circle back to the initial question and ask ourselves, therefore, what figurative language can teach philosophical communication and what the arts can offer philosophy.

Otherness and Singularity in Ricoeur’s Hermeneutics of Works of Art

CAPUTO, ANNALISA
2016

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This article is divided into two parts. In the first one, we will ask what place Ricoeur reserves for art works (particularly figurative) within his philosophical path. We will try to show how this issue is only apparently minor and unimportant. In fact, the language of figurative art, totally other than the conceptual/argumentative language of the logos, is that which more than any other experience can allow philosophy to reflect on otherness, and to discover ‘itself as another.’ In the second part, starting with this acquisition, we will ask ourselves what constitutes the singularity of artistic language and the particular communication specific to works of art. This will allow us to circle back to the initial question and ask ourselves, therefore, what figurative language can teach philosophical communication and what the arts can offer philosophy.
Cet article est divisé en deux parties. Dans la première partie nous nous demandons quelle place Ricœur réserve aux œuvres d’art (notamment à l’art figuratif) dans son parcours philosophique. Nous montrons comment ce sujet est seulement en apparence mineur et sans importance dans l’œuvre du philosophe. Le langage de l’art figuratif, en effet, dans la mesure où il est totalement autre par rapport au langage conceptuel/argumentatif du logos, est ce qui, plus que toute autre expérience, peut permettre à la philosophie de réfléchir sur l’altérité, et au “soi” de se découvrir “comme un autre.” Dans la seconde partie, en partant de ce constat, nous nous demandons ce qui constitue la singularité du langage artistique et la particularité de la communication spécifique des œuvres d’art. Cette approche nous permet alors de revenir à notre question initiale et de nous demander ce que le langage figuratif peut enseigner à la communication philosophique et ce que les arts peuvent offrir à la philosophie.
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