Proceedings of the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy

Volume 1, 2018

Aesthetics and Philosophies of Art

María Cristina Vilariño
Pages 353-357

The Aesthetic Creation of the World

The process of a changing world supposes that at every moment something new acquires actuality, so as to persist in the same state, and the recurrence of disappeared elements are both unthinkable in a free-flowing and creating reality. There’s a sacrificial order in this world, always dying for living; so this should be the mission of refreshing metaphysics: to overthrow those limits that confine some secret truth unable to be known, travelling further just by the means of intuition, because our suspicious minds realized that there’s no knowledgeable reason that it should go beyond the sensitive perception. Sailing οn the river of Heraclitus, Nietzsche, Whitehead and Bergson, who dedicated their lives to fight against the static categories of thought, and as the Greeks said, they went on, always prepared for something unexpected: «ἐὰν μὴ ἔλπηται ἀνέλπιστον οὐκ ἐξευρήσει, ἀνεξερεύνητον ἐὸν καὶ ἂπορον». They all created remarkable philosophies based on human sensibility that would appear in those days as something wild and provocative, and that made them deserve the honorable title of vitalists. They knew that there is an unending mystery that reveals itself as an infinite possibility, inviting us to create the world at every step. They showed us the way back home to thinking, the way to returning to immanence.