“The Rational Will (Perhaps) Become Real.” Cover Image

„Co je rozumné, to se (možná) stane skutečným.“
“The Rational Will (Perhaps) Become Real.”

Author(s): Eva Voldřichová Beránková, Katalin Bartha-Kovács
Subject(s): Philosophy, Language and Literature Studies, 19th Century Philosophy
Published by: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Filozofická fakulta, Vydavatelství
Keywords: Émile Zola ; Paul Cézanne ; Hegel ; Naturalism ; Impressionism ; racionality ; effectiveness ; reality

Summary/Abstract: The article proposes a contemporary reflection on Hegel’s famous quote “the real is the rational andthe rational is the real” that tradition has often misinterpreted. Inspired by a new reading by JeanFrançois Kervégan (which translates the sentence “the rational will become effective/real and thereal/effective will become rational”), the article focuses on one of the possible illustrations of thisHegelian thesis. Émile Zola’s novel The Work consists of a very interesting analysis of the notions ofreality, effectiveness and rationality that the author applies to both literature and visual arts. Behindthe controversies of Pierre Sandoz and Claude Lantier, it is possible to discern all the debates thatopposed Émile Zola to his friend Paul Cézanne.

  • Issue Year: XXIX/2019
  • Issue No: 59
  • Page Range: 90-106
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Czech