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2020 | 9 | 2 | 105 – 108
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SIGNIFICANCE OF BANAL THINGS: A REPLY TO MAKKY

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This short paper comments on Lukáš Makky’s article What Makes Things Banal. The argument is divided into two sections. The first section reconstructs Makky’s understanding of banality, which he develops based on aesthetic theories by Wolfgang Welsch and Walter Benjamin. The second and more critical section examines the validity of the arguments Makky uses for his definition of banality. Although this commentary attaches great value to Makky’s insightful analysis of the term banality and agrees with identifying it as a historical and processual concept, drawing on writings by M. Heidegger and J. Derrida it eventually proposes a different understanding of the relationship between the arts and banal things and underlines the importance of banality for the creation and perception of the arts.
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9
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2
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105 – 108
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  • Jagiellonian University, Deparment of Performativity Studies, ul. Gołębia 16, 31-007 Kraków, Poland
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