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This forum of current discussions of ethics and aesthetics addresses a cross-section of disciplines including literary theory, philosophy, women’s studies, postcolonial theory, art history, Holocaust studies, theology, and others. Contributors, ranging from philosophers and literary critics to practicing artists and art curators, answer such questions as: In the age of the collapse of metaphysics, what is the relation between philosophical reflection and art? If we question the privilege accorded to the aesthetic, can ethics alone offer a solution to the crisis of representation? Is it possible and ethically viable to represent the other in speech and image? What happens at the conjunction of aesthetics and politics? Can one speak of aesthetic configurations of the space of community? Are the concepts of ethics and aesthetics gendered and repressive of sexual difference? Considering the many works that consider either ethics or aesthetics almost exclusively within the confines of particular disciplines, this collection crosses the boundaries and continues the debate outside the rigid parameters of specialized discourses.
|Publisher:||State University of New York Press|
|Series:||SUNY series in Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.69(d)|
About the Author
At the University of King’s College, Dorota Glowacka is Associate Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences and Stephen Boos is Assistant Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Table of Contents
|List of Illustrations||ix|
|Part I||Rethinking Ethics and Aesthetics: Between Philosophy and Art||13|
|Chapter 1||Rethinking the Aesthetic: Kant, Schiller, and Hegel||15|
|Chapter 2||Looking at Hegel's Antigone through Irigaray's Speculum||29|
|Chapter 3||Linking Onto Disinterestedness, or the Moral Law in Kant's Critique of Judgment||49|
|Chapter 4||Gesture and Commentary||73|
|Part II||Aesthetics and the Question of the Other||83|
|Chapter 5||Levinas and the Ethics of Imagining||85|
|Chapter 6||Disappearing Traces: Emmanuel Levinas, Ida Fink's Literary Testimony, and Holocaust Art||97|
|Chapter 7||Poetry, Theology, and Ethics: A Study in Paul Celan||117|
|Chapter 8||Between Ethics and Anguish: Feminist Ethics, Feminist Aesthetics, and Representations of Infanticide in "The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim's Point" and Beloved||131|
|Part III||Aesthetics and Politics||159|
|Chapter 9||Feminine Writing, Metaphor, and Myth||161|
|Chapter 10||Aesthetics and Politics||187|
|Chapter 11||An Ethics of the Name: Rethinking Globalization||195|
|Chapter 12||The Social Figure of Art: Heidegger and Adorno on the Paradoxical Autonomy of Artworks||219|
|Chapter 13||Politics, Aesthetics, and Ethics in Joseph Brodsky's Poem On the Death of Zhukov||239|
|Part IV||Toward an Ethical Art Practice?||249|
|Chapter 14||Beauty and the Beast||251|
|Chapter 15||The Banal Profound and the Profoundly Banal: Andy Warhol||255|
|Chapter 16||Short Circuit: The Story of An Exhibition That Provoked Unforeseen Consequences||275|
|Chapter 17||Other Tongues: Language and Hybridity in Recent Canadian Video Art||293|