Religija ir kultūra https://www.journals.vu.lt/religija-ir-kultura <p>Founded in 2004. Publishes articles&nbsp;on the phenomenon of religion and the relationship between religion and culture by integrating religious studies with religious philosophy and other relevant disciplines of the field.&nbsp;</p> en-US <p>Please read the Copyright Notice in&nbsp;<a href="http://www.zurnalai.vu.lt/religija-ir-kultura/journalpolicy">Journal Policy</a>.&nbsp;</p> rita.serpytyte@fsf.vu.lt (Rita Šerpytytė) vigintas.stancelis@kf.vu.lt (Vigintas Stancelis) Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000 OJS 3.1.2.1 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Editorial Board and Table of Contents https://www.journals.vu.lt/religija-ir-kultura/article/view/12315 <p>[text in Lithuanian]</p> Copyright (c) 2019 Vilniaus universiteto leidykla / Vilnius University Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://www.journals.vu.lt/religija-ir-kultura/article/view/12315 Mon, 07 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0000 Author Guidelines and Bibliographic Data https://www.journals.vu.lt/religija-ir-kultura/article/view/12316 <p>[text in Lithuanian]</p> Copyright (c) 2019 Vilniaus universiteto leidykla / Vilnius University Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://www.journals.vu.lt/religija-ir-kultura/article/view/12316 Mon, 07 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0000 The Problem of Representation of Religious in Contemporary Art. Secular and Postsecular Perspectives https://www.journals.vu.lt/religija-ir-kultura/article/view/16853 <p>The article deals with the relationship between religion and contemporary art, discussing their configurations from two different perspectives – the one of secularization and the postsecular one. The author mantains that in the perspective of secularization the fields of religion and art are treated as autonomous and separate, therefore the passage to postsecular condition implicates the destruction of principle law of autonomy, by this opening the possibility of the interlaying of the contexts of religion and art. The article comes to the conclusion that postsecular approach supposes that the relationship between religion and contemporary art becomes possible only by accepting the refusal of the direct representation and this means that religious implications can be recognised not as the representations of religious contents, but rather as the track of them, which can assume the forms of profanation or reflection on the experience of secularization.</p> Vaiva Daraškevičiūtė Copyright (c) 2017 Authors http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://www.journals.vu.lt/religija-ir-kultura/article/view/16853 Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Reception of Heidegger’s Notion of the Essence of Technology in the “Empirical Turn” Philosophy of Technology https://www.journals.vu.lt/religija-ir-kultura/article/view/16854 <p>In<strong xml:lang="en-US">&nbsp;</strong>this article some important aspects of Heidegger’s philosophy of technology is addressed. It is argued against Don Ihde’s observation that Heidegger’s philosophy of technology mostly concerns the large scale technological phenomena of industrial revolution – actually in Heidegger’s oeuvre we can find reflection on such micro-scale post-industrial technologies as cybernetics, biotechnologies etc. The critique of the essentialism of Heideggerian philosophy of technology by such authors as Andrew Feenberg, Don Ihde and Peter-Paul Verbeek is presented. It is suggested that earlier Heidegger’s concept of the essence of technology as&nbsp;<span class="Strong">“</span>machination<span class="Strong">”</span>&nbsp;(Machenschaft) is less susceptible to such criticism: whether technologies are exploitative and turning nature into&nbsp;<span class="Strong">“</span>standing reserve<span class="Strong">”</span>, or whether they are ecological and nature-friendly, whether they are understood as autonomous force, or democratically controlled process – it could be said that through contemporary technologies reality is increasingly turned into artifice and entities are revealed as makeable and producible.</p> Tomas Nemunas Mickevičius Copyright (c) 2017 Authors http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://www.journals.vu.lt/religija-ir-kultura/article/view/16854 Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Editorial Board and Table of Contents https://www.journals.vu.lt/religija-ir-kultura/article/view/12749 <p>[text in English and Lithuanian]</p> Rita Šerpytytė Copyright (c) 2017 Vilniaus universiteto leidykla / Vilnius University Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://www.journals.vu.lt/religija-ir-kultura/article/view/12749 Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Future, or On the Redemption of Nature after Schelling and Nietzsche https://www.journals.vu.lt/religija-ir-kultura/article/view/12750 <p>[full article, abstract in English; abstract in Lithuanian]</p> <p>It is starting from the role recognized and attributed to nature by Schelling and Nietzsche that one understands the renewed relationship between&nbsp;<em>being</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>time</em>&nbsp;at the basis of the possibility for the new beginning of Western philosophy, prophesized by Heidegger in 1936. For both, the possibility of the very future passes by the necessary&nbsp;<em>redemption</em>&nbsp;of the past (that is an extreme liberation from its conceptual hypostatization) through a form of love for the All, which is possible to recognize only with a&nbsp;<em>philosophy of nature</em>&nbsp;that is able to show the “unprethinkable” ground of being and its eternal dynamics as&nbsp;<em>potential potentiae</em>. Only on the basis of this<em>&nbsp;potentia potentiae</em>&nbsp;of the “unprethinkable” past, the “coming event” of the future becomes possible, as well as that renewed relation between time and being, which permits a new beginning for Western philosophy.</p> Emilio Carlo Corriero Copyright (c) 2017 Vilniaus universiteto leidykla / Vilnius University Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://www.journals.vu.lt/religija-ir-kultura/article/view/12750 Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000 The Human World as Augmented Reality: Transcendentalism and Anthropological Difference https://www.journals.vu.lt/religija-ir-kultura/article/view/12751 <p>[full article, abstract in English; abstract in Lithuanian]</p> <p>In this paper, I discuss, first of all, the positions of Perter Singer and Jacques Derrida regarding the difference between humans and animals. Singer’s animalism seems to me grounded in a naturalist substantialism (since it aims at dissolving the abovementioned difference in a common genus, animality), whereas Derrida’s approach ends in a phenomenological primitivism (since it aims at grasping the gaze of the animal through an&nbsp;<em>epoché</em>&nbsp;of the human cultural world). The result is, on the one hand, an essentialist reduction to the One, and, on the other, the nominalist multiplication of the Many. As an alternative to both these perspectives, I share a certain “transcendentalist” approach, in which human difference appears as a capacity to form a world in the Heideggerian meaning, which increases natural reality. The symbol of this new capacity is the upright position, a certain elevation above nature, the sign of which is consciousness. I call this new capacity “diagonal,” since, like the diagonal of the square, it is irreducible to its side&nbsp;– to nature (the plane of immanence)&nbsp;–, as much as the human world of “augmented reality” is indeed irreducible to every flat ontology, that is, to an onticology.</p> Gaetano Chiurazzi Copyright (c) 2017 Vilniaus universiteto leidykla / Vilnius University Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://www.journals.vu.lt/religija-ir-kultura/article/view/12751 Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Sacred and Secular Music in the Bible https://www.journals.vu.lt/religija-ir-kultura/article/view/12752 <p>[full article and abstract in Lithuanian; abstract in English]</p> <p>This article deals with the issues arising within the relationship between sacred and secular music by analyzing musical properties found in the text of the Bible. Based on the opposition of the holy and the profane, which was posited by Mircea Eliade, the author tries to find the formation of this distinction by interpreting the characteristics of music in the Old Testament and its transformation in the New Testament. The aim of the article is to show that a measured rhythm and multivoicedness are features dominating in the secular sphere, while monophony can be seen as a fundamental feature of sacred music.</p> Miglė Miliūnaitė Copyright (c) 2017 Vilniaus universiteto leidykla / Vilnius University Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://www.journals.vu.lt/religija-ir-kultura/article/view/12752 Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000 A Conversation That Never Was: Del Noce and Vattimo on Atheism, Secularization, and Nihilism https://www.journals.vu.lt/religija-ir-kultura/article/view/12753 <p>[full article and abstract in Lithuanian; abstract in English]</p> <p>This paper questions the interpretation of Augusto Del Noce’s and Gianni Vattimo’s views on secularization and nihilism that was offered by Roberto Esposito; it also suggests an alternative assessment of their conflicting relation. It compares the considerations on modernity and atheism, offered by both Del Noce and Vattimo, attempting to explain in what particular mode their views on secularization and nihilism essentially differ. It concludes that Esposito assesses the conflicting nature between Del Noce’s and Vattimo’s philosophies inadequately: Del Noce’s interpretation of modernity and atheism should be seen not as dissolving in Vattimo’s&nbsp;<em>weak thought</em>&nbsp;but rather as an important sign of the plurality of ways when dealing with the phenomena of secularization and nihilism as characteristic of contemporary Italian philosophy.</p> Domantas Markevičius Copyright (c) 2017 Vilniaus universiteto leidykla / Vilnius University Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://www.journals.vu.lt/religija-ir-kultura/article/view/12753 Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Editorial Board and Table of Contents https://www.journals.vu.lt/religija-ir-kultura/article/view/12678 <p>[text in Lithuanian]</p> Religija ir kultūra Copyright (c) 2016 Vilniaus universiteto leidykla / Vilnius University Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://www.journals.vu.lt/religija-ir-kultura/article/view/12678 Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000