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    ‘Estrangement’ in aesthetics and beyond: Russian formalism and phenomenological method
    with Georgy Chernavin
    Continental Philosophy Review 52 (1): 91-113. 2019.
    We investigate the parallelism between aesthetic experience and the practice of phenomenology using Viktor Shklovsky’s theory of “estrangement”. In his letter to Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Husserl claims that aesthetic and phenomenological experiences are similar; in the perception of a work of art we change our attitude in order to concentrate on how the things appear to us instead of what they are. A work of art “forces us into” the aesthetic attitude in the same way as the phenomenological epoché…Read more
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    Frangeskou’s point of departure in his juxtaposition of Levinas and Kant is the problem of transcenden- tal schematism but not the tension between autonomy and heteronomy as it is common for most of the published literature. Thus, the middle ground between Levinas and Kant is occupied by Heidegger, but also by Franz Rosenzweig with his “biblical” version of ecstatic temporality. Levinassian diachrony is described by Frangeskou as a new form of ecstatic temporality, different from the interpretat…Read more
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    Metamorphoses of the Subject: Kandinsky Interpreted by Michel Henry and Henri Maldiney
    Avant: Trends in Interdisciplinary Studies 9 (2): 157-167. 2018.
    In this paper I compare how Michel Henry and Henri Maldiney interpret Kandinsky’s heritage. Henry’s phenomenology is based on a distinction between two main modes of manifestation: the ordinary one, that is, the manifestation of the world, and the “manifestation of life.” For him, Kandinsky’s work provides a paradigmatic example of the second, more original mode of manifestation, which is free from all forms of self-alienation. Henry claims that this living through the work of art is transformat…Read more
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    Reply to Adonis Frangeskou’s response
    HORIZON. Studies in Phenomenology 9 (1): 366-372. 2020.