James Joyce: The metaphysics of Finnegans Wake

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Mexis Dimitrios
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Άννα Λάζου, επίκουρη καθηγήτρια, τμήμα Φιλοσοφίας, Παιδαγωγικής και Ψυχολογίας, Εθνικό και Καποδιστριακό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών.
Γεώργιος Αραμπατζής, αναπληρωτής καθηγητής, τμήμα Φιλοσοφίας, Παιδαγωγικής και Ψυχολογίας, Εθνικό και Καποδιστριακό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών.
Μιχαήλ Μαντζανάς, αναπληρωτής καθηγητής, Ανωτάτη Εκκλησιαστική Ακαδημία Αθήνας.
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James Joyce: Η μεταφυσική του Finnegans Wake
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James Joyce: The metaphysics of Finnegans Wake
If Finnegans Wake is one of the toughest works of world literature, this is due both to its form and to its content, as Joyce attempts to bring together different cultures, different languages, sciences, arts and worldviews, proving in fact that literature is the place of the sacrament of the meeting. This study wishes to highlight the success of Joyce's project through an essay that takes into account and discusses the fundamental metaphysical ideas of the project while seeking its moral extensions within a context that does not ignore the contemporary discussions in sciences such as for example the theory of literature, philosophy, history, physics and biology. Therefore, from Finnegans Wake's metaphysical preconditions, from Heraclitus to Vico, Bruno, Cusanus, Nietzsche and quantum physics, we will lead to Wittgenstein's forms of life and Rorty's quipster, assisted by thinkers and scientists like Barthes, Planck, Bergson, Levinas, and Adorno to see that the attempted opening on Joyce's behalf requires readers to have a similar opening and a creativity of the entity that lives poetically and takes the responsibility over the other and himself.
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Philosophy - Psychology
Joyce, Giambattista Vico, art, Finnegans Wake, amor fati, Heraclitus, theory of literature, mythology, Ulisses, La Scienza Nuova
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