G. Santayana – estetik, filozof, literát – inšpiruje súčasnosť

Lenka Bandurová


Authoress considers the aesthetic thinking of George Santayana to be closely interconnected and knotted with his philosophical attitudes and at the same time with his art production (novel, poetry). The authoress suggests that his production (philosophical, aesthetic, literary, social, and political works), in spite of the diversity of his ideas, can be characterized by continuity. She proves by evidence that Santayana’s thinking has not changed during his production despite the fact that he has used different approaches or terminology or style, medium... She points to the development of his thinking, and shifts in opinions and ideas, which he has had on beauty, art, and life. She points out that his own ontological philosophical system has been developed gradually from his youthful aesthetic ideas. The author considers Santayana’s aesthetic thinking, especially his concept of “aesthetic experience” to be an inspiring source for contemporary aesthetic and philosophical theories.


art; aesthetic experience; aesthetic-philosophical thinking; inspiration

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6409693

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ESPES. The Slovak Journal of Aesthetics (ISSN 1339-1119) is published biannually by Faculty of Arts, University of Presov, Slovakia and the Society for Aesthetics in Slovakia

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