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Type of publication: Straipsnis / Article
Author(s): Pučiliauskaitė, Saulenė
Title: Mažoji filosofija, arba filosofija kaip literatūra
Other Title: Minor philosophy or philosophy as literature
Is part of: Darbai ir dienos, 2005, nr. 41, p. 67-79
Date: 2005
Abstract: According to VVittgenstein, the true aim of phi¬losophy is achieved, when philosophical problems completely disappear. Thus, what remains to phi¬losophy after VVittgenstein is to create new movės within existing language games and to invent new 'redescriptions or reality' (Rorty). This implies that philosophy becomes a kind of writing or 'philosophical literature'. As Great Philosophical Problems should disappear once and for all, this new kind of philosophy could be entitled 'minor philosophy' or 'poetical pragmatism'. It does not concern itself with the Notion of Philosophical Truth. It concerns itself with the fact and the sense of a new description of reality. 'Minor philosophy' embodies itself in the practice of writing, therefore, the distinction bettveen philosophy and literature in the proper sense of the word becomes elusive. This is not a problem easy to solve. However, poets in the proper sense of the word make us believe that something important is going on in literature, be it philosophical or not. Therefore, the very notion of literature becomes fundamentai
Appears in Collections:Darbai ir dienos / Deeds and Days 2005, nr. 41

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