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

Overview

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.

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 PART I Nineteenth-century German aesthetics Introduction 1. Extracts from 'Analytic of Aesthetic Judgement' and 'Dialectic of Aesthetic Judgement', Critique of Judgement, Immanuel Kant 2. Extracts from Aesthetics: Lectures on Fine Art, G.W.F. Hegel 3. On Truth and Lie in an Extra-Moral Sense, Friedrich Nietzsche PART II Phenomenology and Hermeneutics Introduction 4. The Origin of the Work of Art, Martin Heidegger 5. What is Writing?Jean-Paul Sartre 6. Reality and its Shadow, Emmanuel Levinas 7. The World of the Aesthetic Object, Mikel Dufrenne 8. The Dialectics of Outside and Inside,Gaston Bachelard 9. The Intertwining-The Chiasm, Maurice Merleau-Ponty 10. Aesthetics and Hermeneutics, Hans-Georg Gadamer 11. The Death or Decline of Art, Gianni Vattimo PART III Marxism and Critical Theory Introduction 12. Private Property and Communism, Karl Marx 13. Specific Particularity as the Central Category of Aesthetics, Georg Lukacs 14. Extracts from Minima Moralia: Reflections from Damaged Life, Theodor W. Adorno 15.Nature and Revolution, Herbert Marcuse 16. Modernity Versus Postmodernity, Jurgen Habermas 17. Questions and Counterquestions, Jurgen Habermas 18. Postmodernism and Consumer Society, Fredric Jameson PART IV Modernism Introduction 19.Value and Money, Georg Simmel 20. The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, Walter Benjamin 21.The Original ExperienceMaurice Blanchot 22.Artistic Illusion as Visible Anticipatory IlluminationErnst Bloch PART IV Poststructuralism and Postmodernism Introduction 23.Sanctity, Eroticism and Solitude, Georges Bataille 24.The Plates of the Encyclopedia, Roland Barthes 25.Las Meninas, Michel Foucault 26. The Parergon, Jacques Derrida 27.The Resistance to Theory, Paul De Man 28. The Evil Demon of Images, Jean Baudrillard 29. The Sublime and the Avant-Garde, Jean-Francois Lyotard 30. Percept, Affect, and Concept, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari PART VI Psychoanalysis and Feminism Introduction 31. The Unconscious, Sigmund Freud 32. Of the Gaze as Objet Petit a, Jacques Lacan 33. Approaching Abjection, Julia Kristeva 34. The Invisible of the Flesh: A Reading of Merleau-Ponty, 'The Intertwining-The Chiasm,' Luce Irigaray

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