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Notions of the Aesthetic and of Aesthetics: Essays on Art, Aesthetics, and Culture
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Philosophy, Aesthetics.
2014 (English)Book (Refereed)
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Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang , 2014. , 427 p.
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Aesthetics, Art, Music, LIterature, Heidegger, Postmodernism
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-236203ISBN: 978-3-631-65438-5ISBN: E-978-3-653-04597-0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-236203DiVA: diva2:764405

The essays in the first part, "Art and Aesthetics", are devoted to the invention and development of aesthetics as a discipline:  The Nature of Analytic Aesthetics; The Invention of Modern Aesthetics; Notions of the Aesthetic and of Aesthetics; "The Aesthetic Turn"; Bourdieu's Critique of Aesthetics; Understanding and Appreciating Art.The second part, "Music, Literature nad Painting", deals with questions of form and function: On Form and Content; Formalism in Music; Susanne Langer's Theory of Music; The Analogy between Ornament and Music; Northern Light and Darkness in Music and Painting, The third part, "Heidegger and the Essence of Art", is devoted to Heidegger's philosophy of art, in particular to the role he assigns to van Gogh and Hölderlin. In the fourth part, "Modernity/Postmodernity and Culture", primarily various themes in postmdern discourses such as postmodern conceptions of history but also the challenge of evolutionary psychology to the humanities are discussed. 

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