Politics and Aesthetics in the Arts

Politics and Aesthetics in the Arts

by Salim Kemal, Ivan Gaskell
     
 

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This volume brings together new essays from distinguished scholars in a variety of disciplines—philosophy, history, literary studies, art history—to explore various ways in which aesthetics, politics and the arts interact with one another. Together the essays demonstrate the need to counteract the reductionist view of the relationship between politics and

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This volume brings together new essays from distinguished scholars in a variety of disciplines—philosophy, history, literary studies, art history—to explore various ways in which aesthetics, politics and the arts interact with one another. Together the essays demonstrate the need to counteract the reductionist view of the relationship between politics and the arts that prevails in different ways in both philosophy and critical theory. They suggest that the irreducibility of the aesthetic must prompt us to reconceive the political as it relates to human cultural activity.

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"...this is in many ways an interesting and exciting volume." Johan Modé, Philosophy in Review

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ISBN-13:
9780521141963
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and the Arts Series
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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