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Knowledge tends to the same inductively, methodically, taking the entire material of experience into account. At bottom, both one and the other have the same aim.
The unnamed does not exist for us. The driving force of human knowledge is the conviction that at the end of its investigations, it will discover the ultimate meaning of rzzeczywistoci world.
It seeks this meaning on the heights and scaffolding of its artificial mounds.
If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on this website. Poetry re-cognizes the lost meanings, restores words to their proper place, and links them according to their ancient denotations. The Mythologization of Reality English The essence of reality is meaning.
That which has no meaning is not real for us. The mythologization of the world has not yet ended. For that reason, every kind of poetry is an act of mythologization and tends to create myths about the world.
The poet restores conductivity to words through new short-circuits, which arise out of their fusions. When we employ commonplace words, we forget that they are fragments of ancient and eternal stories, that, like barbarians, we are building our homes out of fragments of sculptures and the statues of the gods. The word in its colloquial, present-day meaning is now only a fragment, a rudiment of some former, all-encompassing, integral mythology.
The word itself, left to its own devices, gravitates towards meaning. But knowledge, too, is nothing more than the construction of myths about the world, since myth resides in its very foundations and we cannot escape beyond myth. It cannot be derived from other givens. To name something means to include it in some universal meaning.
That which has no meaning is not real for us. The unnamed does not exist for us. But when in some way the injunctions of practice relax their strictures, when the word, released from such coercion, is left to its own devices and restored to its own laws, then a regression takes place within it, a backflow, and the word then returns to its former connections and becomes again complete in meaning – and this tendency of the word to return to its nursery, its yearning to revert to its origins, to its verbal homeland, we term poetry.
The word itself, left to its own devices, mjtyzacja towards meaning. It seeks this meaning on the heights and scaffolding of its artificial mounds.
The mythologization of the world has not yet ended. Speech is the metaphysical organ of man. The original word was an hallucination circling the light of meaning, was the great universal totality. Nienazwane nie istnieje dla nas. In the hands of the poet, the word, as it were, comes to its senses about its essential meaning, it flourishes and develops spontaneously in keeping with its own laws, and scuulz its integrity.
Philosophy is really philology, the creative exploration of the word. When we employ commonplace words, we forget that they are fragments of ancient and eternal stories, that, like barbarians, we are building our homes out of fragments of sculptures and the statues of the gods.
The process has merely been restrained by the development of knowledge, has been pushed into a side channel, where it lives without understanding its true meaning. Translated by John M. The process of making sense of the world rzecztwistoci closely connected with the word. The isolated, mosaic-type word is a later product, is the result of technique.
Schulz, Bruno: Mityzacja rzeczywistości
The process has merely been restrained by the development of knowledge, has been pushed into a side channel, where it lives without understanding its true meaning. But the elements which it uses in construction have been used once before, have come from forgotten and shattered ‘stories’. And yet over time the word grows rigid, becomes immobilized, ceases to be the conductor of new meanings.