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Epistemological and ethical topics in Old-Polish reflection on the rhetoric and poetry at the turn of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Selected problems

Jakub Fischer

Abstract

The doctoral dissertation tends to analyse philosophical aspects of the Old Polish literary metareflection at the turn of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries: all the cognitive and ethical topics. The analysis of source-based texts concentrates on question, which are the superior ideas of this reflection. These superior ideas: the idea of convenientia (agreement) and the idea of “touching things”, are both essential thought-features, significant and permanent in the Old Polish literary theory: they are the foundation of epistemological and ethical reflections on rhetoric and poetry, create a superior principle of harmony and order: determining factors of literary aesthetic. These ideas also take a decision about communication effectiveness and ideological influence of literary works: they define the theoretical frameworks of cognitive and moral obligations in literature. Chapters I and II are about the status of rhetoric and poetics in Poland in the second half of the sixteenth century, and about the theoretical model of rhetoric. Chapter III brings an analysis of the theoretical works of three Polish theorists at the turn of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries: Appendages to the “Politics” of Aristotle and Appendages to the “Ethics” of Aristotle of Sebastian Petrycy, the treaty Systema rhetoricae of Bartholomew Keckermann, two treaties Characteres lyrici and De figuris sententiarum of Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski. Ideas convenientia and " touching things " explain the role of rhetoric in building the harmony of social life and explain the essence of rhetorical and poetic cognition and action. Chapter IV is about the post-renaissance paradigm of the rhetoric and poetics. It represents the essential and philosophical presentation of literature in the former theoretical reflections and the definition of man as a rhetorical being.
Record ID
UAM8db9192e9a374544bcdd0bbdd2782c61
Diploma type
Doctor of Philosophy
Author
Jakub Fischer Jakub Fischer,, Undefined Affiliation
Title in Polish
Wątki natury epistemologicznej i etycznej w staropolskiej refleksji nad retoryką i poezją na przełomie XVI i XVII wieku. Zagadnienia wybrane
Title in English
Epistemological and ethical topics in Old-Polish reflection on the rhetoric and poetry at the turn of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Selected problems
Language
pol (pl) Polish
Certifying Unit
Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology (SNoJiL/WFPiK/FoPaCP)
Discipline
literary studies / (humanities) / (humanities)
Scientific discipline (2.0)
1.5 literary studies
Status
Finished
Defense Date
09-06-2014
Title date
09-06-2014
Supervisor
URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10593/10942 Opening in a new tab
Keywords in English
rhetoric, poetics, agreement, Renaissance, Baroque
Abstract in English
The doctoral dissertation tends to analyse philosophical aspects of the Old Polish literary metareflection at the turn of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries: all the cognitive and ethical topics. The analysis of source-based texts concentrates on question, which are the superior ideas of this reflection. These superior ideas: the idea of convenientia (agreement) and the idea of “touching things”, are both essential thought-features, significant and permanent in the Old Polish literary theory: they are the foundation of epistemological and ethical reflections on rhetoric and poetry, create a superior principle of harmony and order: determining factors of literary aesthetic. These ideas also take a decision about communication effectiveness and ideological influence of literary works: they define the theoretical frameworks of cognitive and moral obligations in literature. Chapters I and II are about the status of rhetoric and poetics in Poland in the second half of the sixteenth century, and about the theoretical model of rhetoric. Chapter III brings an analysis of the theoretical works of three Polish theorists at the turn of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries: Appendages to the “Politics” of Aristotle and Appendages to the “Ethics” of Aristotle of Sebastian Petrycy, the treaty Systema rhetoricae of Bartholomew Keckermann, two treaties Characteres lyrici and De figuris sententiarum of Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski. Ideas convenientia and " touching things " explain the role of rhetoric in building the harmony of social life and explain the essence of rhetorical and poetic cognition and action. Chapter IV is about the post-renaissance paradigm of the rhetoric and poetics. It represents the essential and philosophical presentation of literature in the former theoretical reflections and the definition of man as a rhetorical being.
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https://researchportal.amu.edu.pl/info/phd/UAM8db9192e9a374544bcdd0bbdd2782c61/
URN
urn:amu-prod:UAM8db9192e9a374544bcdd0bbdd2782c61

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