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From the lights of the scientific knowledge to the poetic Shadows: considerations on the relations between the epistemology and the esthetic thought of Gaston Bachelard

Grant number: 12/23590-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2013
Effective date (End): January 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Philosophy - Epistemology
Principal researcher:Daniel Pansarelli
Grantee:Rafael Augusto de Assis
Home Institution: Centro de Ciências Naturais e Humanas (CCNH). Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC). Ministério da Educação (Brasil). Santo André , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The research discusses on the relations between the epistemology and the esthetic of Gaston Bachelard, a philosopher who, in a singular movement, dedicated himself to the teaching and the problematization of issues pertaining to the considered classical scientific disciplines, however, in contrast, having inherited from his surrealistic countrymen the taste for the oneirism , conceived a piece of work on the valorization of what he called the nightly side of the soul, i.e., the emanating products from the dreams, the daydreams, the imagination.Inciting critic of rationalism - once that he understood being this one of the greatest obstacles to the progress of the human spirit - Bachelard resorted to the poetics with the intention of favoring the own development of the human spirit face to nature: its surrationalism aspired the creation of an instable reason, unsteady, willing to take a step forward without worrying about supporting opinions or secondary preferences.We will study, this way, precisely for Bachelard to conceive the Science as incapable means of putting us before the fullness of the matter (in this perspective, the only fertile feature of the thought would correspond to the approximation, path through which we would obtain just preamble data from the real), the possible influences exercised by the unconsciousness in the orientation of the consciousness, by the arts in the building of the scientific knowledge. (AU)

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