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Flodin, C. (2018). Adorno and Schelling on the art–nature relation. British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 26(1), 176-196
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Adorno and Schelling on the art–nature relation
2018 (English)In: British Journal for the History of Philosophy, ISSN 0960-8788, E-ISSN 1469-3526, Vol. 26, no 1, p. 176-196Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

When it comes to the relationship between art and nature, research on Adorno’s aesthetics usually centres on his discussion of Kant and Hegel. While this reflects Adorno’s own position – his comprehension of this relationship is to a large extent developed through a critical re-reading of both the Kantian and the Hegelian position – I argue that we are able to gain important insights into Adorno’s aesthetics and the central art–nature relation by reading his ideas in the light of Schelling’s conception of this relationship. The article focuses on the similarities between Schelling’s notion of nature’s productivity and Adorno’s understanding of natural beauty. It concludes with a discussion on Adorno’s re-evaluation of the reconciliatory power of the exemplary unity of the artwork in conjunction with Schelling’s comparison between artwork and organism, as well as his concept of the construction of nature.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2018
Keywords
aesthetics, natural beauty, Adorno, Schelling
National Category
Humanities and the Arts Philosophy
Research subject
Aesthetics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-328104 (URN)10.1080/09608788.2017.1349648 (DOI)000423765200010 ()
Projects
Konst och natur. De tidiga tyska romantikerna, Schelling och Adorno
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 421-2013-1849
Available from: 2017-08-23 Created: 2017-08-23 Last updated: 2018-03-19Bibliographically approved
Flodin, C. (2014). Adorno Reframed [Review]. Estetika, 51(1), 146-148
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Adorno Reframed
2014 (English)In: Estetika, ISSN 0014-1291, Vol. 51, no 1, p. 146-148Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-236269 (URN)000342792100013 ()
Available from: 2014-11-18 Created: 2014-11-17 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Flodin, C. (2013). Adorno on Nature [Review]. Florida Philosophical Review, XIII(1), 60-63
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2013 (English)In: Florida Philosophical Review, ISSN 1535-3656, E-ISSN 1535-3656, Vol. XIII, no 1, p. 60-63Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Research subject
Aesthetics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-238774 (URN)
Available from: 2014-12-16 Created: 2014-12-16 Last updated: 2017-12-05
Flodin, C. (2012). Naturens röst. In: Translucence: . Malmö: Bokförlaget Arena
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Naturens röst
2012 (Swedish)In: Translucence, Malmö: Bokförlaget Arena , 2012Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Bokförlaget Arena, 2012
National Category
Arts
Research subject
Aesthetics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-238777 (URN)978-91-7843-405-3 (ISBN)
Note

Essä om Annika Thörn Legzdins fotografier

Available from: 2014-12-16 Created: 2014-12-16 Last updated: 2014-12-16
Flodin, C. (2012). The Voice of Nature. In: Translucence: . Malmö: Bokförlaget Arena
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Voice of Nature
2012 (English)In: Translucence, Malmö: Bokförlaget Arena , 2012Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Bokförlaget Arena, 2012
National Category
Arts
Research subject
Aesthetics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-238782 (URN)
Note

English translation of "Naturens röst", an essay on the photography of Annika Thörn Legzdins.

Available from: 2014-12-16 Created: 2014-12-16 Last updated: 2014-12-16
Flodin, C. (2011). Of Mice and Men: Adorno on Art and the Suffering of Animals. Estetika (2), 139-156
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Of Mice and Men: Adorno on Art and the Suffering of Animals
2011 (English)In: Estetika, ISSN 0014-1291, no 2, p. 139-156Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Theodor W. Adorno's criticism of human beings' domination of nature is a familiar topic to Adorno scholars. Its connection to the central relationship between art and nature in his aesthetics has, however, been less analysed. In the following paper, I claim that Adorno's discussion of art's truth content (Wahrheitsgehalt) is to be understood as art's ability to give voice to nature (both human and non-human) since it has been subjugated by the growth of civilization. I focus on repressed non-human nature and examine Adorno's interpretation of Eduard Mörike's poem 'Mausfallen-Sprüchlein' (Mousetrap rhyme). By giving voice to the repressed animal, Mörike's poem manages to point towards the possibility of a changed relationship between mice and men, between nature and humanity, which is necessary in order to achieve reconciliation amongst humans as well.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Prag: Institute of Art History, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 2011
Keywords
non-human animals, domination of nature, natural beauty, Eduard Mörike
National Category
Philosophy
Research subject
Aesthetics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-163624 (URN)000208793900001 ()
Available from: 2011-12-13 Created: 2011-12-13 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved
Flodin, C. (2011). The Wor(l)d of the Animal: Adorno on Art’s Expression of Suffering. Journal of Aesthetics and Culture (3)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Wor(l)d of the Animal: Adorno on Art’s Expression of Suffering
2011 (English)In: Journal of Aesthetics and Culture, ISSN 2000-4214, E-ISSN 2000-4214, no 3, p. -12Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Although Adorno takes modern, autonomous art as the starting point for his aesthetics, this does not mean that his idea of art’s truth content is restricted to the artworks of modernity. In the article, I wish to show that Adorno’s discussion of art’s truth content is intimately connected with its capacity to express the suffering that nature has undergone and still undergoes in the name of enlightenment. I focus on art’s expression of the suffering of nonhuman nature, and particularly non-human animals. I examine the interpretation Adorno makes in Dialectic of Enlightenment of an episode from The Odyssey, to show that even an artwork before the modern conception of art can be said to have truth content. Few commentators have considered this, and those who have, have not recognized Adorno’s conviction that what is significant in authentic artworks is their ability to give voice not only to repressed human nature but also to repressed non-human nature. Giving voice to suffering nature and animals is something that unites The Odyssey with subsequent artworks, such as Mahler’s Third Symphony.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Järfälla: CoAction Publishing, 2011
Keywords
domination of nature, natural beauty, The Odyssey, non-human animals, Mahler
National Category
Philosophy
Research subject
Aesthetics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-163627 (URN)10.3402/jac.v3i0.7987 (DOI)
Available from: 2011-12-13 Created: 2011-12-13 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved
Flodin, C. (2010). Art and Threatening/Threatened Nature. Eurozine
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Art and Threatening/Threatened Nature
2010 (English)In: Eurozine, ISSN 1684-4637Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wien: Eurozine, 2010
Keywords
art, nature, Adorno, climate threat, swine flu
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Aesthetics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-146173 (URN)
Note
Translation of Konsten och den hota(n)de naturenAvailable from: 2011-02-15 Created: 2011-02-15 Last updated: 2011-03-29Bibliographically approved
Flodin, C. (2010). "Jag är en noshörning": Adorno om konsten och människans djurlikhet. Hjärnstorm (102-103), 3-8
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"Jag är en noshörning": Adorno om konsten och människans djurlikhet
2010 (Swedish)In: Hjärnstorm, ISSN 0348-6958, no 102-103, p. 3-8Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Hjärnstorm, 2010
Keywords
Adorno, djur, konst, Kant, Alice i Underlandet
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Aesthetics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-119993 (URN)
Projects
Konsten och den hota(n)de naturen. Från den tyska idealismen till Adorno
Available from: 2010-03-04 Created: 2010-03-04 Last updated: 2010-12-14Bibliographically approved
Flodin, C. (2010). Koltrastens klagan. Nutida Musik (4), 26-27
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Koltrastens klagan
2010 (Swedish)In: Nutida Musik, ISSN 1652-6082, no 4, p. 26-27Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: , 2010
Keywords
Adorno, fågelsång, musik, Anton Webern, natur, lidande
National Category
Philosophy
Research subject
Aesthetics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-164396 (URN)
Available from: 2011-12-20 Created: 2011-12-20 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved
Organisations
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-8296-0173

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