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2009 | 8 | 3(24) | 73-103

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'THE POET'S EYE' AND THE PHILOSOPHY OF COLOUR. REMARKS ON COLOUR IN TADEUSZ RÓZEWICZ'S POEMS ('Oko poety' i filozofia barwy. Z uwag o kolorach w poezji Tadeusza Rózewicza)

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The paper discusses the philosophy of colour in the poetic world of Tadeusz Rózewicz. While trying to tackle the eternal problem of the relation between word and image, the author arrives at epistemological questions which lead him to a theory of non-conceptual cognition. He also attempts to reconcile the philosophical views of Ludwig Wittgenstein (especially those expressed in 'Remarks on Colour', of which Różewicz was a keen reader) with the poetic text; he tracks Rózewicz's movements through the thicket of some of Wittgenstein's theses, and, analysing, among others, poems from 'Szara strefa', argues that the poet is critical of many aspects of Wittgenstein's doctrine. At the same time, he claims that the poet is trying to find his own way of thinking, one taking into account his cultural heritage, whose riches he happily exploits.


  • Robert W. Cieslak, Uniwersytet Szczecinski, Instytut Polonistyki i Kulturoznawstwa, al. Piastów 40b, 71-065, Szczecin, Poland


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