Poetic Thinking. Now
This book presents my concept of poetic thinking in the context of debates around the anthropological question, that is ‘what is being human?’, building on ‘thinking language’ and dialogical thinking, developing a poetological anthropology. It evokes political and social issues to demonstrate why poetics is of general relevance for our times. The chapters relate these questions to insights of quantum physics and neurosciences and discuss aspects of contemporary technology, media and medicine, employing notions such as atmospheres, immanent transcendence, silence and presence from contemporary thinkers. Poetic thinking considers the world in its togetherness, offering an alternative to the opposition of subject and object. It demonstrates the transformative power in the interaction of the form of language and the form of life. Poetic thinking takes place when a subject constitutes itself in creative and dialogical language, transforming its ways of feeling and thinking, in short, its way of perceiving the world.
- Poetic thinking. Now
- Today's physical worldview
- The question of the human
- Embodied thinking against body technologies
- Life science and form of life
- Attitude, mood, atmosphere
- Immanent transcendence, silence and presence
- Thinking language
- Dialogical thinking
- The meaning and purpose of poetic thinking
"Poetic Thinking. Now is a passionate treatise, a courageous sketch of a new philosophical anthropology. The creative power of language is at its very heart. It is a critique of poetic reason and an engaging manifesto encouraging the reader to grasp the power of the poetic as a way to freedom. Now!"
Prof Dr Jürgen Trabant, Professor Emeritus, Free University Berlin, Germany