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dc.contributor.authorJoughin, John J.
dc.contributor.authorMalpas, Simon
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-31 23:55:55
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-28 15:18:04
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T15:31:18Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T15:31:18Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier341394
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/35001
dc.description.abstractThe rise of literary theory spawned the rise of anti-aestheticism, so that even for cultural theorists, discussions concerning aesthetics were often carried out in a critical shorthand that failed to engage with the particularity of the work of art, much less the specificities of aesthetic experience. This book introduces the notion of a new aestheticism - 'new' insofar as it identifies a turn taken by a number of important contemporary thinkers towards the idea that focussing on the specifically aesthetic impact of a work of art or literature has the potential to open radically different ways of thinking about identity, politics and culture. The appearance of a new aestheticism at a moment that is often termed 'post-theoretical' is a direct index of the extent to which, as 'theory' now enters a more reflective phase, there is an increased willingness among critics and philosophers to consider the ways in which literary and cultural theory often overlooked key aspects of its reliance on philosophical aesthetics. With its impressive array of contributors, The new aestheticism will be of particular interest to students and scholars of literature, philosophy and cultural studies.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophy::HPN Philosophy: aesthetics
dc.subject.othertheory
dc.subject.otherliterary
dc.subject.otheraestheticism
dc.subject.otheraesthetics
dc.subject.otherImmanuel Kant
dc.subject.otherMartin Heidegger
dc.subject.otherModernity
dc.subject.otherTheodor W. Adorno
dc.subject.otherWork of art
dc.titleThe new aestheticism
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.9760/mupoa/9780719061387
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy6110b9b4-ba84-42ad-a0d8-f8d877957cdd
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameManchester University Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: Aesthetics - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aesthetics; Immanuel Kant - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immanuel_Kant; Martin Heidegger - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Heidegger; Modernity - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modernity; Theodor W. Adorno - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodor_W._Adorno; Work of art - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Work_of_art


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