Journey as a Philosophical Project

Yulia V. Sineokaya
2020 Journal of Siberian Federal University  
Based on literary and philosophical texts describing journeys of Xavier de Maistre, Albert Camus, Hermann Hesse, Joseph Brodsky, etc. in their rooms, the author discusses the entelechy of journey as an experience of self-identification, the archetype of journey as a sacred return to oneself that is infinitely repeated regardless of time... A journey is viewed as an experience of a wanderer's personal freedom, movement of culture in space: memory, myth. A journey acts as a kind of pilgrimage: a
more » ... d of pilgrimage: a person goes on a journey in search of those moments when he can go beyond his personality, realize his potential, thus transforming himself into a different, more true and free self-consciousness. The article is devoted to a mental journey presented as an experiment in the acquisition of the meaning of life by a person, as an experience of philosophical self-reflection and gaining identity with oneself. An existential journey through the inner intelligible space is both an experience of personifying history and an attempt at self-identification
doi:10.17516/1997-1370-0649 fatcat:7gh6t4dzd5a7tae6rsgleryanm