Filozofija I Društvo 19 (3):109-145 (2008)

Abstract
The author, first of all, undertakes to perceive and analyze the role that the metaphor of 'root' plays, as well as the discourse connected with it - 'rooted', 'root out' and so on - in order to examine the functioning of botanical metaphors in modern political theory. Ideological duality is here shown as, in equal measure but in different ways, fixed to the idea of the root of human existence or of the well ordered society - and an image of a tree in blossom, if it has grown out of this condition - in which it is a privileged possession, giving the right to 'radical' actions. The difference is found where one group advocates unconditional nurturing of the given root and the other one urgent necessity of replacing it with new one. As a conclusion, it is suggested that the abandoning of the floral metaphor could not only open up space for reasonable dispute about the questions that it was believed to answer, but also that this kind of retreat from the fascination with root could really be - radical. U ovom prilogu autor sagledava i analizira kakvu ulogu igra metafora 'korena', kao i citav onaj diskurzivni sklop koji se za nju veze - 'ukorenjenost', 'iskorenjenost' i tako dalje - te kako funkcionisu botanicke analogije uopste u modernoj politickoj teoriji. Ideoloska podvajanja se iz ovog aspekta prikazuju kao u jednakoj meri, samo na razlicite nacine, fiksirana za predstavu korena ljudske egzistencije ili dobro uredjenog drustva - i odgovarajucu sliku rascvetalog drveta ukoliko je izniklo na tim osnovama - u cijem su povlascenom posedu i iz kojeg crpu pravo i na 'radikalno' postupanje. Razlika, pak, pocinje tek tamo gde jedni zagovaraju bezuslovno negovanje datog korena a drugi preku neophodnost njegovog zamenjivanja novim. U zakljucku rada se sugerise da bi napustanje floralnih metafora moglo ne samo da otvori prostor za razlozan disput o pitanjima na koja se mislilo da one pruzaju odgovore, nego i da bi tek takvo odstupanje od fascinacije korenom u savremenosti bilo zaista - korenito.
Keywords metaphor, tree, root, rooted, rooted out, political philosophy, centrism, revolution, extremism, patriotism
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
DOI 10.2298/fid0803109k
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 57,109
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Metaphor and Cognition From a Peircean Perspective.Bent Sørensen, Torkild Thellefsen & Morten Moth - 2007 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 43 (3):562 - 574.
The Bishops' Pastoral: A New Theory of Justice. [REVIEW]Stephen Bickham - 1988 - Journal of Business Ethics 7 (6):437 - 443.
History and Patriotism in Hegel's Rechtsphilosophie.Lydia Moland - 2007 - History of Political Thought 28 (3):496-591.
Kok-Chor Tan.Cosmopolitan Patriotism - 2012 - In Will Kymlicka & Kathryn Walker (eds.), Rooted Cosmopolitanism: Canada and the World. University of British Columbia Press. pp. 31.
Pictorial Metaphor.Sun-Ah Kang - 2008 - Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 1:121-127.
On Violence, Politics, and the Law.Peg Birmingham - 2010 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 24 (1):1-20.
Unlearning American Patriotism.Richard W. Miller - 2007 - Theory and Research in Education 5 (1):7-21.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2014-01-17

Total views
4 ( #1,211,026 of 2,411,471 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #538,999 of 2,411,471 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes