ART AND WAR: SPECIFIC ARTISTIC TRANSFORMATIONS

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Is the old saying - "when the guns speak, the muses are silent" true? It seemed completely surreal that our generation would be forced to test this thesis in their own lives, when, we thought, a sense of common sense, the traumatic experience of the Second World War, should have prevented the current mass madness based on unhealthy imperial ambitions.

When a certain period passed after the beginning of the war and it was possible to reduce the traumatic feeling of the initial shock a little, it became possible to make attempts to analyze everything that happened to us and continues to happen in the context of the fierce struggle for independence, which makes adjustments in all areas of our lives. One immediately remembers the experience of Viktor Frankl, who found the inner strength to rise above his own existential, dramatic experiences and describe all the stages a person went through when he was in a concentration camp and faced with conditions incompatible with life. Of course, what Frankl experienced cannot even be compared to the lives of those who are now at a considerable distance from the front line, but his experience and example can be useful to scientists who want to try to rise above their own experiences and look at everything , what is happening around, through the eyes of the researcher. And although we are still inside the dramatic events of our time and cannot be fully objective, it makes sense to observe and record the transformations that are taking place around and within us.

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Svitlana STOIAN

Doctor of Science in Philosophy, Associate Professor at the Department of Ethics, Aesthetics and Cultural Studies, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv 60, Volodymyrska St., Kyiv, 01033

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2022-11-03

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STOIAN, S. . (2022). ART AND WAR: SPECIFIC ARTISTIC TRANSFORMATIONS: Essay. Filosofska Dumka, (3), 119–124. Retrieved from https://dumka.philosophy.ua/index.php/fd/article/view/623

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