"Homo platonicus" – wolny czy zniewolony? Bataille'owska de(kon)strukcja platońskiego mitu solarnego
"Homo platonicus" – free or enslaved ? Bataille's deconstruction Plato's solar myth

Author(s): Marcin Maria Bogusławski
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: homo platonicus; Plato's solar myth; solar myth; Bataille;

Summary/Abstract: The starting-point of my essay is conviction of wide-spread crisis of western civilization. The analysis of this crisis was achieved basing on the Horkheimer's theoretical settlements which are leading to show typical of Plato character of western culture. Basing on the example of 'solar myth' presented by Plato in "Politeia", it is shown totalitarian and captivating human-beings paideia model, which is being realized till the present day in the Mediterranean culture region. Dictatorial, anti-humanistic and oppressing elements of Platonism and related to it civilization, are shown from the G. Bataille's settlements point of view. In his project, ones are suspecting the chance of liberation of human-being.

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 19/20
  • Page Range: 169-200
  • Page Count: 32
  • Language: Polish