Peg Rawes examines a 'minor tradition' of aesthetic geometries in ontological philosophy. Developed through Kant's aesthetic subject she explores a trajectory of geometric thinking and geometric figurations - reflective subjects, folds, passages, plenums, envelopes and horizons - in ancient Greek, post-Cartesian and twentieth-century Continental philosophies, through which productive understandings of space and embodied subjectivities are constructed.
Six chapters explore the construction of these aesthetic geometric methods and figures in a series of 'geometric' texts by Kant, Plato, Proclus, Spinoza, Leibniz, Bergson, Husserl and Deleuze. In each text, geometry is expressed as a uniquely embodied aesthetic activity because each respective geometric method and figure is imbued with aesthetic sensibility and geometric sense (rather than as disembodied scientific methods). An ontology of aesthetic geometric methods and figures is therefore traced from Kant's critical writings, back to Plato and Proclus' Greek philosophy, Spinoza and Leibniz's post-Cartesian philosophies, and moves forward to Bergson's 'duration' and Husserl's 'horizons' towards Deleuze's philosophy of sense.
About the Author:
Peg Rawes is Lecturer in History and Theory at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, UK
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Series:||Renewing Philosophy Series|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2008|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x (d)|
About the Author
PEG RAWES is Lecturer in History and Theory at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, UK.