芸術経験における<自己=意味=像>としての象徴の生成 [in Japanese] The Genesis of the Symbol [Sinn-Bild] as <Self-Signifying Image> in the Art Experience [in Japanese]
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My paper is divided into three parts. The first is entitled 'Theories of the image', where I argue about the intermediate position of image between intuition and conception, representation and meaning, imagination and feeling, and demonstrate that the image is not a real object, but it has peculiar reality on the basis of the given meaning through apperception and the affective conviction of its existence. In the second part, 'The formation of signifying image', I introduce Ingarden's theory of a purely intentional object, and Iser's interactive reading theory. Ingarden argues about the complementary concretization of represented object, but Iser criticizes him and insists the image-building through an interaction between reader and text. In the third part, 'The appearance as symbol', and the Conclusion, I deal with Kant's and Schiller's theory of the beauty as symbol, and point out that the concept of the outer symbol of the inner feeling has the same logical and psychological structure with the Empathic aesthetics. Based on this structure, the being and the meaning of aesthetic object are interlaced and the artwork appears as a <self-signifying image>, which is different in its inner becoming process from Hegel's similar definition of the classic beauty of art.
Aesthetics 60(1), 16-29, 2009
The Japanese Society for Aesthetics