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Metaporika Denkbild



Denkbild is a German word that means "image of thought" or "image of reflection."  The term was used by Walter Benjamin to refer to a style of writing that defies the traditional systemic prose.  An image of thought is a kind of moving reflection that is almost immediate, yet profoundly emphatic—akin to the brushstroke of a painter.  A Denkbild is a textual performance that, while eluding a fixed linguistic expression, could be a source of critical insight.  In this context, we are using Denkbild as a metaphor to describe contributions which escape the formal style of most academic essays (e.g., philosophical aphorisms, poems, transcripts, interviews, and short philosophical novels).

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