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The Bridge as a Metaphysical Category and Ivo Andrić's Poetic Topos


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Levarda, Dragana. (2017). The Bridge as a Metaphysical Category and Ivo Andrić's Poetic Topos. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Philosophy
Department of Croatian Language and Literature. [mentor Sunajko, Goran and Nemec, Krešimir].

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This paper discusses the philosophical and literal presentation of understanding of category of bridge. Bridge as a philosophical term questions from Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Descartes to Kant. The metaphysics of bridge and its essence is what we are looking for in mentioned classics. Literary bridge represents Ivo Andrić's poetic in which bridge is presented as topos, while interpretation of his works is based on specified philosophers. In a dialogue between philosophy and literature is presented and given example, how bridge can become real, as we observe it as a metaphysical category. Plato's idea of the Good is compared with the sun and explained in the line and the cave example, presented in The Republic and a novel The bridge on the Drina, Aristotle's friendship is presented based on Nicomachean Ethics and Bosnian Chronicle, Augustine's love for God is recognized in his Confessions and compared with Andrić's love for a woman in the story Jelena, the Woman of My Dream, Cartesian Meditations are a product of doubt as bridge to knowledge and exemplified by Andrić's preoccupations in Ex Ponto, Kant's liberty is also presented as bridge, while its possibility is questioned in The Damned Yard. From all that it should be shown how philosophical opinions are signs by the roadside and Signs by the roadside is a sort of philosophy which lead us bridge our own humanity.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: bridge, metaphysics, category, topos, The Good, friendship, doubt, love, liberty
Subjects: Philosophy
Slavic languages and literatures > Croatian language and literature
Departments: Department of Philosophy
Department of Croatian Language and Literature
Supervisor: Sunajko, Goran and Nemec, Krešimir
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2018 15:58
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2018 15:58

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