Diafanes ­– kuva, tapahtuma, totuus

Diaphanes - the image, event, truth

This article explores ontological modalities of the image, starting from Aristotle's notion of diaphanes – a medium that lets the world appear in actuality as light, and simultaneously retains its potential existence as darkness or the formless. This basic notion generates two perspectives on the image. First, following Giorgio Agamben and Gilles Deleuze, the image is to be approached not in terms of representation or resemblance but as an "autopoietic" event structuring the way in which the world appears to us. Secondly, through its potentialities, its virtual idea, the image fundamentally connects with our capacity to think and consider something as true.

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