Revolutionary Poetics and the Subject-in-Process

Jennifer Anna Gosetti-Ferencei

in Heidegger, Hölderlin, and the Subject of Poetic Language

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780823223602
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235254 | DOI:

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

Revolutionary Poetics and the             Subject-in-Process

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A new account of the relationship among poetic language, existence, and truth might be achieved by a new poetics of Dasein. Martin Heidegger's philosophy disqualifies the modern subject, and, after Being and Time, the anthropocentrism and humanism of an existential self. His poetics eschew all traces of subjectivism, particularly in elucidating the notion of Andenken. If Heidegger in his interpretations refers to an “essential abode of the self”, this is to be understood in a qualified sense; Heidegger eliminates the self outlined in previous chapters as nonetheless essential for Hölderlin's poetological procedure. Some account of poetic Dasein's transcendence, by virtue of what Heidegger had called projection, must also be included in a theory of the poetic subject. Transformation or transcendence thus allows the poet to poeticize that which is beyond the grasp of rational cognition.

Keywords: poetic language; existence; truth; Dasein; Martin Heidegger; subjectivism; transcendence; Being and Time; philosophy

Chapter.  15077 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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