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Configurations of reading as a constitutive aspect of consciousness

Liberal Arts in Russia. 2016. Vol. 5. No. 5. Pp. 466-473.
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Shutaleva A. V.
Ural Federal University
51 Lenin Ave., 620000 Ekaterinburg, Russia
Putilova E. A.
Nizhni Tagil Technological Institute (branch of Ural State Technical University)
59 Krasnogvardeiskaya St., 622000 Nizhny Tagil, Russia


The article is devoted to analysis of the constitutive aspect of consciousness that manifests in the eventfulness of mind and the reality constituted by it, presented as a textual reality. Appeal to the understanding of space and text makes it possible to view the reading space as a metaphorical “twofold” space, which is constituted by intersection and superposition of “places” that, in their state of becoming, suggest the perception of reality that is set by the possibility of infinite textual interpretations. The authors examine whether it is conceivable that there be evoking configurations of reading allows to represent the problem of consciousness in the context of finding something that ontologically roots consciousness in the world, suggests its constitutive, subjectivity-forming aspect that manifests in the eventfulness of consciousness and the reality constituted by it. Invoking mystical tradition allows us to consider text as a “place” with singular internal tension line where coexistence produces not an abstract, but individual and qualitatively diverse space. In the mystical tradition Beeng questioning as that which exists before things and is their foundation but is not something partial to existence. In this regard, the text defined as a reality, which implies concealment and remains something intimate, impossible to control completely. In connection with this symbol is seen not only as a linguistic phenomenon. Configurations of reading are considered an entity where can be foundation, creation and procreation of meanings and interpretations.


  • • event
  • • reading
  • • consciousness
  • • mystical experience
  • • interpretation


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