Solitude as an Anthropological Problem
Dr. Andriy DahnyiIvan Franko National University of Lviv
Center for Urban History, Lviv
Within the framework of the academic-socio-artistic program "Solitude-Presence" a lecture took place by Dr. Andriy Dahnyi about the phenomenon of solitude and philosophical perspectives.
Each one of us knows the feeling of solitude: How should it be accepted? It is something that is not desired, harmful and even destructive, or something that is useful and necessary? And possibly, is what we need simply solitude?
As Emanuel Kant wrote, a person has the disposition to speak with themselves in similar ways, although also present at the same time is a strong aspiration for seclusion. In order for the desired solitude not to grow into an undesirable solitude, a person needs to decide (although this is difficult to do in our self-centered contemporary era) to give themselves to other people.
Сover Image: September sun by Dwight Davis circa 1910. Shows a woman sitting on a porch / Library of Congress