KANT AND THE REORIENTATION OF AESTHETICS

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Kant And The Reorientation Of Aesthetics

Author : Joseph J. Tinguely
ISBN : 9781351622790
Genre : Philosophy
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This book argues that the philosophical significance of Kant’s aesthetics lies not in its explicit account of beauty but in its implicit account of intentionality. Kant’s account is distinct in that feeling, affect, or mood must be operative within the way the mind receives the world. Moreover, these modes of receptivity fall within the normative domain so that we can hold each other responsible for how we are "struck" by an object or scene. Joseph Tinguely composes a series of investigations into the philosophically rich but regrettably neglected topics at the intersection of Kant’s aesthetics and epistemology, such as how we orient ourselves in the world, whether tonality is a property of the subject or object, and what we hope to accomplish when we quarrel about taste. Taken together, these investigations offer a robust and defensible picture of mind, which not only resolves tensions in a Kantian account of intentionality but also offers a timely intervention into contemporary debates about the "aesthetic" nature of the way the mind is in touch with the world. Kant and the Reorientation of Aesthetics will appeal to scholars and students of Kant, as well as those working at the intersection of aesthetics and philosophy of mind.
Category: Philosophy

Red Kant Aesthetics Marxism And The Third Critique

Author : Michael Wayne
ISBN : 9781472508683
Genre : Philosophy
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Is Kant really the 'bourgeois' philosopher that his advocates and opponents take him to be? In this bold and original re-thinking of Kant, Michael Wayne argues that with his aesthetic turn in the Third Critique, Kant broke significantly from the problematic philosophical structure of the Critique of Pure Reason. Through his philosophy of the aesthetic Kant begins to circumnavigate the dualities in his thought. In so doing he shows us today how the aesthetic is a powerful means for imagining our way past the apparent universality of contemporary capitalism. Here is an unfamiliar Kant: his concepts of beauty and the sublime are reinterpreted as attempts to socialise the aesthetic while Wayne reconstructs the usually hidden genealogy between Kant and important Marxist concepts such as totality, dialectics, mediation and even production. In materialising Kant's philosophy, this book simultaneously offers a Marxist defence of creativity and imagination grounded in our power to think metaphorically and in Kant's concept of reflective judgment. Wayne also critiques aspects of Marxist cultural theory that have not accorded the aesthetic the relative autonomy and specificity which it is due. Discussing such thinkers as Adorno, Bourdieu, Colletti, Eagleton, Lukács, Ranciére and others, Red Kant: Aesthetics, Marxism and the Third Critique presents a new reading of Kant's Third Critique that challenges Marxist and mainstream assessments of Kant alike.
Category: Philosophy

Space And Time In Artistic Practice And Aesthetics

Author : Sarah Lippert
ISBN : 9781786722560
Genre : Art
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When the Enlightenment thinker Gotthold Ephraim Lessing wrote his treatise Laocoön: An Essay on the Limits of Painting and Poetry in 1766, he outlined the strengths and weaknesses of each art. Painting was assigned to the realm of space; poetry to the realm of time. Space and Time in Artistic Practice and Aesthetics explores how artists since the eighteenth century up to the present day have grappled with the consequences of Lessing’s theory and those that it spawned. As the book reveals, many artists have been - and continue to be – influenced by Lessing-like theories, which have percolated into the art education and art criticism. Artists from Jean Raoux to Willem de Kooning and Frances Bacon, and art critics such as Clement Greenberg, have felt the weight of Lessing’s theories in their modes of creation, whether consciously or not. Should we sound the death knell for the theories of Lessing and his kind? Or will conceptions of temporality, spatiality and artistic competition continue to unfold? This book - the first to consider how Lessing’s writings connect to visual art’s production - brings these questions to the fore.
Category: Art

Complex Pleasure

Author : Stanley Corngold
ISBN : 0804729409
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Complex Pleasure deals with questions of literary feeling in eight major German writers—Lessing, Kant, Hölderlin, Nietzsche, Musil, Kafka, Trakl, and Benjamin. On the basis of close readings of these authors Stanley Corngold makes vivid the following ideas: that where there is literature there is complex pleasure; that this pleasure is complex because it involves the impression of a disclosure; that this thought is foremost in the minds of a number of canonical writers; that important literary works in the German tradition—fiction, poetry, critique—can be illuminated through their treatment of literary feeling; and, finally, that the conceptual terms for these forms of feeling continually vary. The types of feeling treated in Complex Pleasure include wit (the startling perception of likeness) and the disinterested pleasure of aesthetic judgment; Hölderlin’s “swift conceptual grasp,” in which “the tempo of the process of thought is stressed”; “artistic imagination,” mood, sadistic enjoyment, rapturous distraction, homonymic dissonance, and courage as a mode of literary experience. At the same time, through the deftness, range, and surprise of its execution, the book itself conveys complex pleasure. The reader will also find fascinating, hitherto untranslated material by Nietzsche (“On Moods”) and Kafka (important sections from his journals and from his unfinished novel The Boy Who Sank Out of Sight).
Category: Literary Criticism

Aesthetic Theory

Author : Theodor W. Adorno
ISBN : 0485300699
Genre : Philosophy
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The most important aesthetics of the century, this is a long-awaited work, the culmination of a lifetime's investigation. Among the twelve major sections are Art, Society, Aesthetics; the Categories of the Ugly, the Beautiful, the Technics; Natural Beauty; Coherence and Subject-Object; Towards a Theory of the Artwork.
Category: Philosophy

Danto And His Critics

Author : Mark Rollins
ISBN : 9781118252987
Genre : Philosophy
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Updated and revised, the Second Edition of Danto and HisCritics presents a series of essays by leading Danto scholarswho offer their critical assessment of the influential works andideas of Arthur C. Danto, the Johnsonian Professor Emeritus in theDepartment of Philosophy at Columbia University and long-time artcritic for The Nation. Reflects Danto's revisions in his theory of art, reworking hisviews in ways that have not been systematically addressedelsewhere Features essays that critically assess the changes in Danto'sthoughts and locate Danto's revised theory in the larger context ofhis work and of aesthetics generally Speaks in original ways to the relation of Danto's philosophyof art to his theory of mind Connects and integrates Danto's ideas on the nature ofknowledge, action, aesthetics, history, and mind, as well as hisprovocative thoughts on the philosophy of art for the reader
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The Eclipse And Recovery Of Beauty

Author : John Dadosky
ISBN : 9781442667327
Genre : Philosophy
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According to the Swiss theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar, a world that has lost sight of beauty is a world riddled with skepticism, moral and aesthetic relativism, conflicting religious worldviews, and escalating ecological crises. In The Eclipse and Recovery of Beauty, John D. Dadosky uses Kierkegaard and Nietzsche’s negative aesthetics to outline the context of that loss, and presents an argument for reclaiming beauty as a metaphysical property of being. Inspired by Bernard Lonergan’s philosophy of consciousness, Dadosky presents a philosophy of beauty that is grounded in contemporary Thomistic thought. Responding to Balthasar, he argues for a concept of beauty that can be experienced, understood, judged, created, contemplated, and even loved. Deeply engaged with the work of Aquinas, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Kant, among others, The Eclipse and Recovery of Beauty will be essential reading for those interested in contemporary philosophy and theology.
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Deutscher Idealismus Und Die Analytische Philosophie Der Gegenwart

Author : Karl Ameriks
ISBN : 3110179547
Genre : Idealism, German
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Aus dem Inhalt / From the Contents J. Conant, Kant and Analytic Kantianism; J. McDowell, Autonomy and External Constraint; D. Sturma, Grund und Grenzen des Selbstbewusstseins. Ertrage der idealistischen und analytischen Philosophie; S. Darwall, Fichte and the Second Person Standpoint; Ch. Klotz, "Beschranktheit der Freiheit selbst". Die Entdeckung der praktischen Identitat in Fichtes Wissenschaftslehre nova methodo; V. Waibel, Emotion und Kognition in der Philosophie der Romantik und in der Analytischen Philosophie; R. Brandom, Sketch of a Program for a Critical Reading of Hegel. Comparing Empirical and Logical Concepts; W. Bristow, Bildung and the Critique of Modern Skepticism in McDowell and Hegel; L. B. Puntel, Hegels Wahrheitskonzeption. Kritische Rekonstruktion und eine "analytische" Alternative; P. Stekeler-Weithofer, Mathematical Thinking in Hegel's Logic; Ch. Halbig, Der Philosoph als Polyphem? Philosophie und Common Sense bei Jacobi und Hegel.
Category: Idealism, German

Justice Dissent And The Sublime

Author : Mark Canuel
ISBN : 9781421406091
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In the past ten years, theorists from Elaine Scarry to Roger Scruton have devoted renewed attention to the aesthetic of beauty. Part of their discussions claim that beauty—because it arises from a sense of proportion, symmetry, or reciprocity—provides a model for justice. Justice, Dissent, and the Sublime makes a significant departure from this mode of thinking. Mark Canuel argues that the emphasis on beauty unwittingly reinforces, in the name of justice, the constraints of uniformity and conventionality. He calls for a more flexible and inclusive connection between aesthetics and justice, one founded on the Kantian concept of the sublime. The sublime captures the roles that asymmetry, complaint, and disagreement play in a complete understanding of a just society—a point, the author maintains, that was appreciated by a number of Romantic writers, including Mary Shelley. Canuel draws interesting connections between the debate about beauty and justice and issues in cosmopolitanism, queer theory, and animal studies. -- Colin Jager, Rutgers University
Category: Literary Criticism