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The new aestheticism

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ISBN: 9780719061387 Year: DOI: 10.9760/mupoa/9780719061387 Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Philosophy
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The rise of literary theory spawned the rise of anti-aestheticism, so that even for cultural theorists, discussions concerning aesthetics were often carried out in a critical shorthand that failed to engage with the particularity of the work of art, much less the specificities of aesthetic experience. This book introduces the notion of a new aestheticism - 'new' insofar as it identifies a turn taken by a number of important contemporary thinkers towards the idea that focussing on the specifically aesthetic impact of a work of art or literature has the potential to open radically different ways of thinking about identity, politics and culture. The appearance of a new aestheticism at a moment that is often termed 'post-theoretical' is a direct index of the extent to which, as 'theory' now enters a more reflective phase, there is an increased willingness among critics and philosophers to consider the ways in which literary and cultural theory often overlooked key aspects of its reliance on philosophical aesthetics. With its impressive array of contributors, The new aestheticism will be of particular interest to students and scholars of literature, philosophy and cultural studies.

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Aesthetics and subjectivity

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ISBN: 9780719024450 Year: DOI: 10.9760/mupoa/9780719024450 Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Philosophy
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This new, completely revised and re-written edition of aesthetics and subjectivity brings up to date the original book's account of the path of German philosophy from Kant, via Fichte and Holderlin, the early Romantis, Schelling, Hegel, Schleimacher, to Nietzsche, in view of recent historical research and contemporary arguments in philosophy and theory in the humanities. The original book helped make subjectivity, aesthetics, music and language a significant part of debate in the humanity. Bowie develops the approaches to these areas in relation to new theoretical advances which bridge the divide between the continental and analytical traditions of philosophy. In light of the huge growth of interest in German philosophy as a resource for re-thinking both literary and cultural theory, and contemporary philosophy, aesthetics and subjectivity will be indispensable reading for students and teachers in all humanities subjects, from literature, to philosophy, to music and beyond.

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philosophy --- germany --- aesthetics

The Book of Job. Aesthetics, Ethics, Hermeneutics

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Book Series: Perspectives on Jewish Texts and Contexts ISSN: 2199-6962 ISBN: 9783110338799 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 234 DOI: 10.1515/9783110338799 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Religion
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The Book of Job has held a central role in defining the project of modernity from the age of Enlightenment until today. Why has Job`s response to disaster become a touchstone for modern reflections on catastrophic events? This volume engages this question and offers new perspectives on the tragic bent of the Book of Job, on its dramatic irony, on Job`s position as mourner, and the unique representation of the Joban body in pain.

The Aesthetics of Global Protest

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Book Series: Protest and Social Movements ISBN: 9789048544509 9789463724913 Year: Pages: 300 DOI: 10.5117/9789463724913 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Political Science --- Science (General) --- Information theory
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Protestors across the world use aesthetics in order to communicate their ideas and ensure their voices are heard. This book looks at protest aesthetics, which we consider to be the visual and performative elements of protest, such as images, symbols, graffiti, art, as well as the choreography of protest actions in public spaces. Through the use of social media, protestors have been able to create an alternative space for people to engage with politics that is more inclusive and participatory than traditional politics. This volume focuses on the role of visual culture in a highly mediated environment and draws on case studies from Europe, Thailand, South Africa, USA, Argentina, and the Middle East in order to demonstrate how protestors use aesthetics to communicate their demands and ideas. It examines how digital media is harnessed by protestors and argues that all protest aesthetics are performative and communicative.

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Aesthetics --- global protest

Facing Poetry. Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten's Theory of Literature

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Book Series: Paradigms ISSN: 21952205 ISBN: 9783110624519 Year: Volume: 12 Pages: 230 DOI: 10.1515/9783110624519 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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What is Literature? According to Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, Literature is perfect sensate discourse. Based on this insight Baumgarten offers the first modern theory of literature. His uniquely holistic approach encompasses a methodology, epistemology, metaphysics, narratology, and ethics. 

Intime Beziehungen. Ästhetik und Theorien der Sexualität um 1968

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ISBN: 9783835319479 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_622130 Language: German
Publisher: Wallstein Verlag Grant: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - OAPEN-CH - 170307
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The author compares theories of sexality and theories of aesthetics around 1968 and find out that there is a strong relation between them. So she states that there is not only a tendency of a politization of aesthetics at that time, but also a tendency to be sexually connotated or even sexualized.

Mimesis

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Book Series: Bibliothek dialektischer Grundbegriffe ISBN: 9783839401651 Year: Pages: 52 DOI: 10.14361/9783839401651 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Philosophy
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Mimesis soll als Grundkategorie einer dialektischen Theorie der Künste eingeführt werden. Dafür wird eine dialektisch-systematische Skizze des Begriffs angelegt: Mimesis ist eine Weise der Widerspiegelung von Realität, die selbst Realität ist, und ist insofern eine ontologisch-erkenntnistheoretische Kategorie. Sie erfasst zugleich auch das Verhältnis von Natur und Kultur und ist insofern eine anthropologische Kategorie. Vor diesem Hintergrund zeigt sich ihre kunsttheoretische Seite: Mimesis offenbart Verborgenes; sie macht sichtbar, was bisher unsichtbar war; sie entwirft eine Welt aus menschlicher Perspektive. Diese drei Seiten des Mimesisbegriffs werden aus Überlegungen von Aristoteles bis hin zu Benjamin, Ricœur und Hans Heinz Holz entwickelt.

Post-cinema

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Book Series: The Key Debates: Mutations and Appropriations in European Film Studies ISBN: 9789048551941 Year: Pages: 377 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Performing Arts --- Media and communication
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This volume explores new ways of considering, experiencing and making films in a time of technological transition. It brings together an international group of scholars and artists from a variety of countries, who speak different languages and come from different cultural and disciplinary backgrounds.

Wahrnehmung – Kognition – Ästhetik

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Book Series: Medienumbrüche ISBN: 9783839403471 Year: Pages: 264 DOI: 10.14361/9783839403471 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Media and communication
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Wahrnehmung, Kognition und Ästhetik lassen sich als differente Verarbeitungs- und Ausdrucksformen einer biologischen Basisausstattung des Menschen verstehen. Ob diese stabil sind oder ob sie kulturell überformt oder gar transformiert werden, bildet die zentrale medienanthropologische Fragestellung des Bandes. Dabei wird geprüft, welcher Art die wechselseitigen Impulse sind, die zu kulturellen und biologischen Veränderungen führen können, welche Wirkung sie besitzen und welche Dauer ihnen zukommt. Diese Fragen richten sich nicht allein auf Prozesse wahrnehmungstechnischer, kognitiver oder ästhetischer Habitualisierungen, sondern thematisieren deren physiologische Voraussetzungen. Mit der Beteiligung ausgewiesener Forscher aus den Bereichen Biologie, Medizin und Hirnforschung erschließt dieser Band Neuland im Grenzgebiet der Natur- und Kulturwissenschaften.

Performativitet

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Book Series: Stockholm Studies in Culture and Aesthetics ISBN: 9789176350478 9789176350447 9789176350454 9789176350461 Year: Pages: 138 DOI: 10.16993/bal Language: Swedish
Publisher: Stockholm University Press
Subject: History of arts --- Arts in general
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"What does performativity signify? And what does it mean to speak of something as being performative? Aiming to clarify and critically highlight an important but sometimes elusive concept, this book consists of five chapters, each addressing a concrete situation of interpretation. By highlighting artworks and images from different historical periods and contexts, the authors show how performativity might be a versatile and useful concept for interpretations of images. The purpose is to convey the critical potential of the concept as it is activated in relation to different objects of study. The book is primarily addressed to students of art history and others who take an interest in questions of visuality and visual practices. Offering not only a theoretical understanding of the concept, it strives to point out ways and possibilities of the practical use of performativity. This book constitutes the first volume of Theoretical Applications in Art History, which forms part of the series Basic Readings in Culture and Aesthetics. Its editors, Malin Hedlin Hayden and Mårten Snickare, are professors of art history at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics, Stockholm University. ***

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