Vol. 8 No. 2 (2015): Warburghiana and Benjaminiana
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Vision, Image and Symbol

Published November 23, 2015
Keywords
  • Hans Jonas,
  • Symbol,
  • Vision
How to Cite
Fossa, F. (2015). Vision, Image and Symbol. Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi dell’estetico, 8(2), 165-174. https://doi.org/10.13128/Aisthesis-17578

Abstract

During the Fifties and the Early Sixties Hans Jonas developed a theory of man based on a series of concepts as separation of form from matter, image and symbol. By reflecting on these themes, Jonas seems to refer to the aesthetic abilities man embodies as the essence of human life. In this article I try to analyse Jonas’ thoughts on man and to determine to what extent it is possible to consider his theory as an aesthetic anthropology. Eventually, I discuss what Aesthetics may win by directing its attention to this author.

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