The Continental Aesthetics Reader

The Continental Aesthetics Reader

by Clive Cazeaux
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415200547

ISBN-13: 9780415200547

Pub. Date: 10/28/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Continental Aesthetics Reader is the first comprehensive anthology of classic writings on art and aesthetics from the major figures in Continental thought. The Reader is divided into six sections, each clearly placed in its historical and philosophical context: Nineteenth Century German Aesthetics, Phenomenology and Hermeneutics, Marxism and Critical…  See more details below

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The Continental Aesthetics Reader is the first comprehensive anthology of classic writings on art and aesthetics from the major figures in Continental thought. The Reader is divided into six sections, each clearly placed in its historical and philosophical context: Nineteenth Century German Aesthetics, Phenomenology and Hermeneutics, Marxism and Critical Theory, Poststructuralism and Postmodernism, and Psychoanalysis and Feminism.

The collection features the most widely read and representative writings of each movement by 34 major thinkers:

Kant *Sartre *Benjamin *Lyotard *Hegel *Levinas *Blanchot *Deleuze *Nietzsche *Marx *Bloch *Freud *Heidegger *Lukacs *Bataille *Lacan *Dufrenne *Adorno *Foucault *Kristeva *Bachelard *Marcuse *Barthes *Irigaray *Merleau-Ponty *Habermas *Derrida *Cixous *Gadamer *Jameson *de Man * Vattimo * Simmel * Baudrillard
Bringing together some of the most influential writings on aesthetics, continental philosophy, art and visual studies, The Continental Aesthetics Reader provides a thorough and much-needed introduction to the field.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415200547
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Pt. 1Nineteenth-Century German Aesthetics1
1Extracts from 'Analytic of Aesthetic Judgement' and 'Dialectic of Aesthetic Judgment', Critique of Judgment16
2Extracts from Aesthetics: Lectures on Fine Art35
3On Truth and Lie in an Extra-Moral Sense53
Pt. 2Phenomenology and Hermeneutics63
4The Origin of the Work of Art80
5What is Writing?102
6Reality and its Shadow117
7The World of the Aesthetic Object129
8The Dialectics of Outside and Inside151
9The Intertwining - The Chiasm164
10Aesthetics and Hermeneutics181
11The Death or Decline of Art187
Pt. 3Marxism and Critical Theory195
12Private Property and Communism210
13Specific Particularity as the Central Category of Aesthetics220
14Extracts from Minima Moralia: Reflections from Damaged Life234
15Nature and Revolution257
16Modernity versus Postmodernity268
17Extract from 'Questions and Counterquestions'278
18Postmodernism and Consumer Society282
Pt. 4Modernism295
19Value and Money305
20The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction322
21The Original Experience344
22Artistic Illusion as Visible Anticipatory Illumination355
Pt. 5Poststructuralism and Postmodernism365
23Sanctity, Eroticism and Solitude384
24The Plates of the Encyclopedia392
25Las Meninas401
26The Parergon412
27The Resistance to Theory429
28The Evil Demon of Images444
29The Sublime and the Avant-Garde453
30Percept, Affect, and Concept465
Pt. 6Psychoanalysis and Feminism489
31The Unconscious506
32Of the Gaze as Objet Petit a519
33Approaching Abjection542
34The Invisible of the Flesh: A Reading of Merleau-Ponty, 'The Intertwining - The Chiasm'563
35The Last Painting or the Portrait of God583
Select bibliography of major works in English598
Index611

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