The Fate of Art: Aesthetic Alienation from Kant to Derrida and Adorno (Literature and Philosophy Series) (Literature & Philosophy)

By J. M. Bernstein

Aesthetic alienation can be defined because the paradoxical courting wherein artwork and fact have emerge as divorced from each other whereas still final entwined. J.M. Bernstein not just money the separation of and fact tricky, but additionally contends that we proceed to adventure sensuous and specific, hence comlicating and difficult the cultural self-understanding of modernity.Bernstein specializes in the paintings of 4 key philosophers--- Kant, Heidegger, Derrida, and Adorno--- and gives robust new interpretations in their perspectives. Bernstein indicates how all of the 3 post-Kantian aesthetics (its suggestions of judgement, genious, and the elegant) to build a philosophical language that may criticize and displace the explicit assumption of modernity. He additionally examines intimately their responses to questions in regards to the kinfolk between artwork, philosophy, and politics in sleek societies.

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