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Beyond the Sensibility of Language

Ćiril Čoh ; First Gymnasium, Varaždin, Croatia

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APA 6th Edition
Čoh, Ć. (2010). Tankoćutnije od jezika. Filozofska istraživanja, 30 (4), 563-579. Preuzeto s
MLA 8th Edition
Čoh, Ćiril. "Tankoćutnije od jezika." Filozofska istraživanja, vol. 30, br. 4, 2010, str. 563-579. Citirano 24.09.2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Čoh, Ćiril. "Tankoćutnije od jezika." Filozofska istraživanja 30, br. 4 (2010): 563-579.
Čoh, Ć. (2010). 'Tankoćutnije od jezika', Filozofska istraživanja, 30(4), str. 563-579. Preuzeto s: (Datum pristupa: 24.09.2021.)
Čoh Ć. Tankoćutnije od jezika. Filozofska istraživanja [Internet]. 2010 [pristupljeno 24.09.2021.];30(4):563-579. Dostupno na:
Ć. Čoh, "Tankoćutnije od jezika", Filozofska istraživanja, vol.30, br. 4, str. 563-579, 2010. [Online]. Dostupno na: [Citirano: 24.09.2021.]

“Whatever exists, exists otherwise in something else than it exist in itself” (Nicolaus Cusanus). The world of man is a mediated indirect world and it can exist completely separate from what the world in itself is, the latter being referred to today as immediacy, Life, authentic existence. Rationality, symbolic thought, and language connect us to the reality, but when they are left to themselves they reduce otherwise infinite variety within the reality and substitute the richness of life with hyperreality ad extensions (Baudrillard, McLuhan).
We are lost in the world of symbols, according to Cusanus, because we lack the sensibility to differentiate the symbol from the signified symbolized. Kant extends this to the opposition between the worldforus and the worldperse, thereby pointing out that our experience of the world is determined by the spectacles through which we see it. Cusanus on the other hand offers the spectacles that enable us to achieve the before mentioned sensibility, comparing them to the semiprecious stone beryl, which enables otherwise invisible objects to become visible if observed through the stone. The concerned medium is thus more sensible than language. Plato made the cognition of this medium a prerequisite for entry into his Academy.

Ključne riječi
world; medium; scientific realism; imagination; symbolization; naïve empiricism; narcissist symbolism; “intellectual glasses”; tetraktys

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