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Gaston Bachelard and Image of water

  • 인문논총
  • 2010, 25(), pp.265-303
  • Publisher : Institute for Human studies, Kyungnam University
  • Research Area : Humanities > Other Humanities

송종인 1 Park, Tchi-Wan 1

1한국외국어대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

Bachelard is known for his own property studies of scientific philosophy and of philosophy of imagination. He pursued Fire-image which is related with the scientific ways of thinking, and after then he accomplished l'eau et les rêves(water and dream) that is dealt of Image of water. one of the four elements for imagination. There is the relationship of the images of water from Bachelard's work of l'eau et les rêves, especially in the premier to the third chapter. In these chapters, Bachelard showed us the dialectic movement between Life and Death in images of water. With his contemplating the opposition between the surface and the profound of water that correspond with the life and death, he insists that this dialectic imagination make it possible that the human get up to attain to the Beauty itself in the Cosmos. And we shed light on his ambiguity in images of water, which is consisted in the two schemes from one Image of water: <surface - life - Narcissus - beauty - swan - formal imagination> and <profound - death - dying mother - melancholy - hydra - material imagination>. In the conclusion, we come up the human imagination come into being by intermixture of the formal cause and the material cause.

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