Svět Literatury (Apr 2015)

Domovem bytí je „byt“. O vybraných motivech z díla Fjodora Girenka // The home of being is "byt". On chosen thoughts by Fedor Girenok

  • Simona Filová

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 25, no. 51
pp. 97 – 106


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The article presents the concept of language and pat by contemporary Russian philosopher Fedor Girenok. His critique of language and related symbol of pat constitute a part of broader critique pointed towards European rationalism. Overloading by texts, overconfidence in language and understanding the language as conceptual pattern that enables to perceive extra-language reality — these are the reasons that according to Girenok essentially corrupted the possibility of true experience. The positive alternative to the pat situation of European humanism lies in the „settled“ way of live typical for traditional Russian society and its values and habits — byt.