The Motive of Discrepancy in Hryhorii Skovoroda’s Works
The article explores the discrepancy of the form and the content as a philosophical, moral and axiological problem in the works of Hryhorii Skovoroda. Using the phenomenological reading and structural analysis, the author investigates the interaction between the form and the content in treatises, soliloquies, poems, and letters of Skovoroda. The intellectual and aesthetic background of the Baroque epoch to a large extent explains why this motive of discrepancy occupies a prominent place among the writings of the Ukrainian philosopher. The article analyzes the main plots, in which the discrepancy is revealed: vocation against non-congenial work; a real friend and a fl unkey; the truth and a false thing; and the heavenly and an earthly city. After considering all these aspects and other crucial issues, it is concluded what makes the problem of discrepancy an invariant motive in the works of Hryhorii Skovoroda.
Ukrainian Baroque, Hryhorii Skovoroda, philosophy, Ukrainian literature, invariant motive, article
Petrenko-Tseunova O. The Motive of Discrepancy in Hryhorii Skovoroda’s Works / Olha Petrenko-Tseunova // Kyiv-Mohyla Humanities Journal. - 2022. - № 9. - P. 69-81. - https://doi.org/10.18523/kmhj270834.2022-9.69-81