The Personal Historicity - About the book by Izabela Szyrokiej

Historyczność osobista - O książce Izabeli Szyrokiej Autobiografia i filozofia. Próba filozoficzna rozważenia wzajemnych odniesień na podstawie kilku klasycznych przykładów
The Personal Historicity - About the book by Izabela Szyrokiej "Autobiografia i filozofia. Próba filozoficzna rozważenia wzajemnych odniesień na podstawie kilku klasycznych przykładów"

Author(s): Michał Koza
Subject(s): Anthropology, Philosophy, Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Book-Review, Hermeneutics, Philosophy of History
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: autobiography; philosophy of literature; hermeneutics; philosophical anthropology; philosophy of history;

Summary/Abstract: The paper concerns a vision of relationship between the philosophy and literature according to Izabela Szyroka and her latest book. Szyroka shows them in a close connection, in the context of the evolution of the genre from Montaigne and Rousseau as well as philosophical, anthropological enquires. The development of philosophical views on literature was characterized by empowerment of two ideas – the specific autobiographical subject and historicity of a human life. The paper argues that the supposed progress of these ideas was essential for the Western modernity but was majorly challenged. The great part of that process took place during the postmodern era, but the crisis of the autobiographical subject can be traced much earlier – in the modern literature itself.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 34
  • Page Range: 135-140
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Polish