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Title: Image and Imagination at the Crossroads: On Bachelard and Baudrillard
Other Titles: 徘徊於十字路口的形象與想像:論巴修拉與波希亞
Authors: Huang, Kuan-Min
Contributors: 哲學系
Keywords: Image;Imagination;Imaginary;World;Reality;Virtuality;Virtual reality;Metaphysics;Poetics
Date: 2002-12
Issue Date: 2014-01-07 17:18:21 (UTC+8)
Abstract: Examining the problem of image and imagination in the modern age must face to a twofold difficulty: one is to consider the multiple theoretical delimitations in the traditional metaphysics; another comes from the abundance of digital images by technical simulation in which the image usurps the reality. This essay tries to investigate these two dimensions of image and imagination, by analyzing the visions of Gaston Bachelard and Jean Baudrillard. In the context of metaphysics of imagination, Bachelard takes effort to restore the creativity of poetic image. The image, according to Bachelard, can refer to the intimacy of human being and the world, neither responding to the epistemological demand of perception, nor conditioned by the psychological causality of the remembered past. The poetic image emphasizes the ontological status of image in language, and establishes an open principle of subjectivity for the imagination. Baudrillard is attentive to the significance of the overflow of images and criticizes this phenomenon by a more general irony. For him, the perfect simulation executes a seclusion strategy of reality — the reality murders the reality by making the reality appear. Therefore the imagination is strangled before the real image; meanwhile, the identity of reality devours the creativity implied in the difference. By this contrast, we try to sketch out the possible principle and difficulty of the metaphysics of imagination.
Relation: 政治大學哲學學報, 9, 25-62
The national Chengchi university philosophical, 9, 25-62
Data Type: article
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