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Notes on Abstract Hermeneutics

Notes on Abstract Hermeneutics © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/156916411X558882 Research in Phenomenology 41 (2011) 45 –59 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 Notes on Abstract Hermeneutics Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback Södertörn University, Sweden Abstract Using abstract art as a paradigm, this paper attempts to think, in a provisional manner, the parameters of what the author calls ‘abstract hermeneutics’—a way of thinking capable of responding to the withdrawing, or abstracting , movement of Being. Such abstract thinking— which is an abstracting thinking of the abstract—aims to step beyond objectivity precisely in order to return to phenomenological concreteness. Through an engagement with Heidegger’s understanding of the formal indicative role of the human being as sign ( Zeichen ), the affinity between the abstracting gestures of abstract art, and the absenting characteristic of human exis- tence, is explored. Keywords Heidegger, hermeneutics, formal-indication, abstract art Die Linien des Lebens sind verschieden Wie Wege sind, und wie der Berge Grenzen. Was hier wir sind, kann dort ein Gott ergänzen Mit Harmonien und ewigem Lohn und Frieden. Hölderlin, “An Zimmern” Would it be something of note for http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Phenomenology Brill

Notes on Abstract Hermeneutics

Research in Phenomenology , Volume 41 (1): 45 – Jan 1, 2011

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© 2011 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/156916411X558882 Research in Phenomenology 41 (2011) 45 –59 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 Notes on Abstract Hermeneutics Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback Södertörn University, Sweden Abstract Using abstract art as a paradigm, this paper attempts to think, in a provisional manner, the parameters of what the author calls ‘abstract hermeneutics’—a way of thinking capable of responding to the withdrawing, or abstracting , movement of Being. Such abstract thinking— which is an abstracting thinking of the abstract—aims to step beyond objectivity precisely in order to return to phenomenological concreteness. Through an engagement with Heidegger’s understanding of the formal indicative role of the human being as sign ( Zeichen ), the affinity between the abstracting gestures of abstract art, and the absenting characteristic of human exis- tence, is explored. Keywords Heidegger, hermeneutics, formal-indication, abstract art Die Linien des Lebens sind verschieden Wie Wege sind, und wie der Berge Grenzen. Was hier wir sind, kann dort ein Gott ergänzen Mit Harmonien und ewigem Lohn und Frieden. Hölderlin, “An Zimmern” Would it be something of note for

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Research in PhenomenologyBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2011

Keywords: Heidegger; abstract art; formal-indication; hermeneutics

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