Some Metaphysical Aspects of Architectural Heritage
The paper seeks to expand the limits of meta-theory of cultural heritage by shedding light on discussion about meaning and purpose of phenomenon of heritage itself. Meta-theoretic approach delves deeper into perception of tangible architectural heritage of urban areas and claims that the matter of separate building or the complex of buildings should not be regarded as the decisive feature in evaluation of its authenticity. Therefore the paper implies that authenticity is to be found in causality of space-time continuum that stretches far beyond the physical object.
Key Words: architectural heritage, metatheory, urbanism, the city, time, space