the dialectics of aesthetic agency

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The Dialectics Of Aesthetic Agency

Author : Ayon Maharaj
ISBN : 9781441140845
Genre : Philosophy
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This study examines how key figures in the German aesthetic tradition -- Kant, Schelling, Friedrich Schlegel, Hegel, and Adorno -- attempted to think through the powers and limits of art in post-Enlightenment modernity. Ayon Maharaj argues that the aesthetic speculations of these thinkers provide the conceptual resources for a timely dialectical defense of "aesthetic agency"-- art's capacity to make available uniquely valuable modes of experience that escape the purview of Enlightenment scientific rationality. Blending careful philosophical analysis with an intellectual historian's attention to the broader cultural resonance of philosophical arguments, Maharaj has two interrelated aims. He provides challenging new interpretations of the aesthetic philosophies of Kant, Schelling, Schlegel, Hegel, and Adorno by focusing on aspects of their thought that have been neglected or misunderstood in Anglo-American and German scholarship. He demonstrates that their subtle investigations into the nature and scope of aesthetic agency have far-reaching implications for contemporary discourse on the arts. The Dialectics of Aesthetic Agency is an important and original contribution to scholarship on the German aesthetic tradition and to the broader field of aesthetics.

The After Of Art

Author : Ayon Kumar Roy
ISBN : UCAL:C3521546
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The Science Of Right In Leibniz S Moral And Political Philosophy

Author : Christopher Johns
ISBN : 9781780935409
Genre : Philosophy
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Studies of Gottfried Leibniz's moral and political philosophy typically focus on metaphysical perfection, happiness, or love. In this new reading of Leibniz, Christopher Johns shows that it is based on a 'science of right'. Based on the deontic concepts of jus (right) and obligation, this science of right is established in Leibniz's early writings on jurisprudence and depended on throughout several of his major late writings. Johns shows that the moral rightness of an action is grounded in the rights and obligations derived from the agent's capacity for freedom. This new interpretation of Leibniz's moral philosophy compares Leibniz's positions with Grotius, Pufendorf, Hobbes, Locke, and Kant. Providing a comprehensive examination of Leibniz's most important writings on natural right, John's argues that Leibniz, properly understood, provides a compelling account of the grounds of morality and of political institutions-an account relevant to present philosophical debates.

Gauge String Duality Hot Qcd And Heavy Ion Collisions

Author : Jorge Casalderrey-Solana
ISBN : 9781107022461
Genre : Science
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Introduction to gauge/string duality and its applications to quark-gluon plasma for researchers in string theory and quantum field theory.

The Continental Aesthetics Reader

Author : Clive Cazeaux
ISBN : 0415200547
Genre : Philosophy
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Clive Cazeaux presents a comprehensive anthology of classic writings from the major figures in continental thought. Divided into six sections, each one is clearly placed in its historical and philosophical context.

Dialectical Passions

Author : Gail Day
ISBN : 023152062X
Genre : Philosophy
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Exploring core debates in discourses on art, from the New Left to theories of 'critical postmodernism' and beyond, Day counters the belief that recent tendencies in art fail to be adequately critical and challenges the political inertia that results from these conclusions.

The German Aesthetic Tradition

Author : Kai Hammermeister
ISBN : 0521785545
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This is the only available systematic critical overview of German aesthetics from 1750 to the present. The book begins with the work of Baumgarten and covers all the major writers on German aesthetics that follow, including Kant, Schiller, Schelling, Hegel, Nietzsche up to Heidegger, Gadamer and Adorno. The book offers a clear and non-technical exposition of ideas, placing these in a wider philosophical context where necessary.The market for this book will extend far beyond the domain of philosophy to such fields as literary studies, fine art and music.

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