PL EN


2010 | 38 | 1 | 51-66
Article title

PHILOSOPHY AS THE INVESTIGATIONS OF SENSE - PAUL HOFMANN'S PROJECT OF PHILOSOPHICAL THINKING BEYOND METAPHYSICS AND THE THEORY OF COGNITION (Filozofia jako badanie sensu. Paula Hofmanna projekt myslenia poza metafizyka i teoria poznania)

Title variants
Languages of publication
PL
Abstracts
EN
The attempt to build philosophy beyond metaphysics and the theory of cognition was dubbed by Paul Hofmann 'philosophy as the investigation of sense' (Sinnerforschung). The merit of Paul Hofmann's philosophical project - presented here only in its basic features - lies in overcoming a mental stereotype according to which 'sense' belongs to a group of indefinable basic concepts. Deep formal analyses of sense as such do not focus on the sense of objectivity alone, but also strive to grasp the sense of the subject as someone who is capable of an objective (objectifying) reflection on himself. Hofmann's studies on the sense of objectivity and subjectivity can enrich our existential understanding of the sense of life with new forms of the consciousness of sense. This is because a clarification of the coherence of the objective content of the concept of sense facilitates the development of subjective forms of experience-relevant consciousness of sense. However, a basic drawback of Hofmann's philosophy consists in the fact that a formal (a priori) definition of sense, even if it is a penetrating and accurate one, cannot replace what is currently experienced as senseful. The concept of the sense of life will never itself be the sense of life, but just its mental representation and a cognitive-volitive experience.
Year
Volume
38
Issue
1
Pages
51-66
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Krzysztof Sniezynski, Wyzsza Szkola Filozoficzno-Pedagogiczna 'Ignatianum', ul.Kopernika 26, 31-501 Kraków, Poland
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
10PLAAAA08184
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.4161aba0-b3ca-3d63-9143-b88fb476601b
JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.