The Aesthetico-Political: The Question of Democracy in Merleau-Ponty, Arendt, and Rancière

The Aesthetico-Political: The Question of Democracy in Merleau-Ponty, Arendt, and Rancière

by Martín Plot

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ISBN-13: 9781501319648
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 04/21/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Martín Plot is the founding director and teaches in the MA Aesthetics and Politics Program at the School of Critical Studies, California Institute of the Arts, USA. He is the author, among other books, of Indivisible (2011) and has recently edited Critical Theory and Democracy (2012, with Enrique Peruzzotti,) and Claude Lefort: Thinker of the Political (2013).

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

Introduction – The Advent of the Aesthetico-Political

The Enigma of Democracy
Schmitt, Lefort, and the Theologico-Political
The Epistemological Regime of Politics
Conclusion

Chapter I – Our Element: Flesh and Democracy in Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Deus Mortalis
Flesh and Democracy
An Entire Politics
Conclusion

Chapter II – The Law of the Earth: Hannah Arendt and the Aesthetic Regime of Politics

Disagreement: Arendt and Habermas
Political Phenomenology
Spaces and Times of Appearance
Conclusion: Political Kitsch and Ideology Politics

Chapter III – The (Re)Aestheticization of Politics: Jacques Rancière and the Question of Democracy

Rancière, Lefort, and the Political
The Question of Democracy-In America
Recapitulation

Bibliographic References

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