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The Gnoseological and Ontological Dualism of Lesia Ukrainka’s “The Forest Song”

Kraliuk, Petro and Karpovets, Maksym (2021) The Gnoseological and Ontological Dualism of Lesia Ukrainka’s “The Forest Song”. Slavia Orientalis, LXX (2). pp. 331-345.

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The article examines the gnoseological and ontological dualism of Lesia Ukrainka’s drama‑fairy tale The Forest Song (Лісова пісня) as a way of expressing the writer’s rational‑intuitive cognition of the world. The gnoseological dualism is expressed in the combination of intuitive and transcendent knowledge of the world with a practical, rational approach to the formal side of The Forest Song. This vision reflected the main ideological and intellectual movements of the time that influenced Lesya Ukrainka. The ontological dualism is connected with the dialectic of the civilized (profane) and natural (sacred) worlds, which are interconnected with each other on the basis of harmony and order. In the text, Lesya Ukrainka prefers the natural world, which prevails over the material values of civilization. The researchers suggest that such a philosophical and ideological component of the text is connected with the writer’s biography, in particular her correspondence with intellectuals and writers of that time.

Item Type: Article
Corporate Creators: Національний університет "Острозька академія" (The National University of Ostroh Academy)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lesia Ukrainka, gnoseology, ontology, transcendental knowledge, civilization and nature
Subjects: by fields of science > Philosophy
Divisions: The College of Humanities > The Department of Cultural Studies and Philosophy
Depositing User: Галина Цеп'юк
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2021 12:29
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2021 12:33

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