At the Limit A Commentary on John Sallis, Transfigurements

At the Limit A Commentary on John Sallis, Transfigurements © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/008555510X12626616014745 Research in Phenomenology 40 (2010) 97–103 brill.nl/rp R e s e a r c h i n P h e n o m e n o l o g y At the Limit A Commentary on John Sallis, Transfi gurements Günter Figal Universität Freiburg Th e relation of philosophy to art has never been without tension. Philosophy has either had a tendency to criticize art, and especially poetry, as an insuffi - cient means for the cognition and articulation of truth. Or art, and especially music, has philosophically been regarded as the very truth about philosophy. In the fi rst aspect, art appears as an insuffi cient realization of what has become suffi ciently manifest in philosophy. In the second aspect philosophy would have to understand itself as a derivative modifi cation of art. In both cases the tension has been initiated by philosophy. Th is can be illustrated by briefl y referring to the main representatives of the two tenden- cies in philosophy just sketched. Whereas Plato’s discussion of poetry shows that and how philosophy constitutes itself not the least by demonstrating its superiority over art, Nietzsche’s critical discussion http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Phenomenology Brill

At the Limit A Commentary on John Sallis, Transfigurements

Research in Phenomenology, Volume 40 (1): 97 – Jan 1, 2010

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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/008555510X12626616014745 Research in Phenomenology 40 (2010) 97–103 brill.nl/rp R e s e a r c h i n P h e n o m e n o l o g y At the Limit A Commentary on John Sallis, Transfi gurements Günter Figal Universität Freiburg Th e relation of philosophy to art has never been without tension. Philosophy has either had a tendency to criticize art, and especially poetry, as an insuffi - cient means for the cognition and articulation of truth. Or art, and especially music, has philosophically been regarded as the very truth about philosophy. In the fi rst aspect, art appears as an insuffi cient realization of what has become suffi ciently manifest in philosophy. In the second aspect philosophy would have to understand itself as a derivative modifi cation of art. In both cases the tension has been initiated by philosophy. Th is can be illustrated by briefl y referring to the main representatives of the two tenden- cies in philosophy just sketched. Whereas Plato’s discussion of poetry shows that and how philosophy constitutes itself not the least by demonstrating its superiority over art, Nietzsche’s critical discussion

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