Undoing Aesthetics

Undoing Aesthetics

by Wolfgang Welsch
     
 

'The aestheticization of everyday life' has become a commonplace term, one which often merely scratches the surface of contemporary culture. This study illuminates the deeper dynamics of aesthetic reality from a philosophical perspective.

Wolfgang Welsch, author of the influential Aesthetic Thinking, develops an important analysis of contemporary culture with

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'The aestheticization of everyday life' has become a commonplace term, one which often merely scratches the surface of contemporary culture. This study illuminates the deeper dynamics of aesthetic reality from a philosophical perspective.

Wolfgang Welsch, author of the influential Aesthetic Thinking, develops an important analysis of contemporary culture with philosophical bite. He examines global aestheticization phenomena, probes the relationship of aesthetics and ethics, and considers the broad relevance of aesthetics for contemporary thinking. He argues that modes of thought familiar from the aesthetic realm comprise fundamental paradigms for understanding today's reality. The implications for specific and every

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761955948
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/12/1998
Series:
Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.46(d)

Table of Contents

NEW SCENARIOS OF THE AESTHETIC
Aestheticization Processes
Phenomena, Distinctions and Prospects
Basic Aesthetic Features in Contemporary Thinking
Aesthet/hics
Ethical Implications and Consequences of Aesthetics
Aesthetics beyond Aesthetics
For a New Form to the Discipline
DIAGNOSES AND PROSPECTS
How Modern was Modern Architecture?
Contemporary Art in Public Space
A Feast for the Eyes or an Annoyance?
On the Hermeneutic Constitution of Art
Cities of the Future
Aspects from Architectural Theory and Cultural Philosophy
On the Way to an Auditive Culture
Artificial Paradises?
Considering the World of Electronic Media - and Other Worlds
Information Superhighway or Highway One?

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