Anatoliy M. ALEKSEEV-APRAKSIN
St. Petersburg State University
Universitetskaya embankment 7-9, St. Petersburg, Russia, 199034
Associate Professor of Department of Philosophy and Culture of the Orient
Hainan Normal University
Longkun South Road No.99, Haikou, Hainan Province, China, 571158
St. Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design
Dzhambula, 13, St. Petersburg, Russia, 191180
Professor of Higher School of Printing and Media Technologies
Doctor of Science in Cultural Studies
ORCID: 0000-0002-5009-1110Prolegomena Essay on Mongolian Aesthetics: Moment, Emptiness, MysteryAbstract:
The essay is the first attempt to present a philosophical and cultural reconstruction of Mongolian aesthetics. Since the problematic field of European aesthetic thought has no direct analogs in the East, the starting point of this study is implicit uncertainty. The article reveals the specifics of the formation of the Mongolian artistic culture under the influence of autochthonous and introduced Buddhist traditions. Research material is presented in relation to the Buddhist theory of cognition. It allows the author to identify three approaches to the aesthetic development of the artistic reality inherent in the Mongols. The first is the aesthetics of the moment; mainly, it operates through literal and symbolic ways of sensory perception fixing itself in a conceptually verifiable canon. The second is the aesthetics of emptiness. It focuses the recipient's attention on the symbolic and supersensory a priori experience of contemplation. The third one is the aesthetics of the mystery. It takes the two previous ones as a basis and involves focusing on the secret, internal, subjective. The sensual and communicative aesthetic experience unfolds here in the continuity of the imaginary, symbolic, and real; the state of Awakening is traditionally described in aesthetic categories. The reconstruction of Mongolian aesthetics made it possible to find some analogies and correlates with the solutions of the classical, phenomenological and psychological trends in European aesthetics, which opens up perspectives for future fruitful comparative studies on this topic. Key words:
theory of cognition, philosophy of art, Buddhist aesthetics.Grant support:
The reported study was funded by Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR), project number 19-59-44011.References:
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Alekseev-Apraksin, A. (2022) Prolegomena Essay on Mongolian Aesthetics: Moment, Emptiness, Mystery. International Journal of Cultural Research, 1 (46). 99–110. DOI: 10.52173/2079-1100_2022_1_99