Studia Z Historii Filozofii 4 (1):163-186 (2013)

Rafał Michalski
Nicolaus Copernicus University
The author of the article reconstructs the aesthetic motives in Arnold Gehlen’s project of philosophical anthropology. The first part of the essay presents the process of emerging of artistic creativity from ritual-presenting actions. In the second part author elaborates the conception of abstract art, which Gehlen treats as a specific laboratory in which artists explore the possibilities of deep, previously undiscovered layers of human perception.
Keywords beauty  aesthetics  releasing stimulus  anthropology  symbol  instinctive reaction  ritual-presenting actions  rationality
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