A Work of Art – The Expression of Human Being’s World and the Place for Communication: M. Heidegger’s Position

Edvardas Rimkus


This article explores some ideas of Heidegger’s philosophy of art. The thinker criticizes traditional aesthetics and art theory in the context of his existential ontology. A work of art is understood as an opener of the historical human being‘s world. The philosopher‘s view of the artwork is associated with his theory of emotions – the concept of „Befindlichkeit“. It is argued that the integration of emotional phenomena shows the work of art as a place of communication in Heidegger’s philosophy of art. Heidegger‘s conception of art is linked to the aesthetics and art theory.

Article in: English

Article published: 2012-04-02

Keyword(s): philosophy; art; aesthetics; Befindlichkeit; communication

DOI: 10.3846/cpc.2012.05

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