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Aesthetics in the 21st Century

Askin, Ridvan and Ennis, Paul J. and Hägler, Andreas and Schweighauser, Philipp, eds. (2014) Aesthetics in the 21st Century. Speculations (5). Brooklyn (N.Y.).

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Abstract

Ever since the turn of the century aesthetics has steadily gained momentum as a central field of study across the disciplines. No longer sidelined, aesthetics has grown in confidence. While this recent development brings with it a return to the work of the canonical authors (most notably Baumgarten and Kant), some contemporary scholars reject the traditional focus on epistemology and theorize aesthetics in its ontological connotations. It is according to this shift that speculative realists have proclaimed aesthetics as “first philosophy” and as speculative in nature. With speculative realism aesthetics no longer necessarily implies human agents. This is in alignment with the general speculative realist framework for thinking all kinds of processes, entities, and objects as free from our all-pervasive anthropocentrism, which states, always, that everything is “for us.”
This special volume of Speculations explores the ramifications of what could be termed the new speculative aesthetics. In doing so, it stages a three-fold encounter: between aesthetics and speculation, between speculative realism and its (possible) precursors, and between speculative realism and art and literature.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften > Fachbereich Englische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft > Amerikanistik (Schweighauser)
UniBasel Contributors:Schweighauser, Philipp and Hägler, Andreas and Askin, Ridvan
Item Type:Book
Book Subtype:Edited Book
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Punctum Books
ISBN:978-0-692-20316-3
ISSN:2327-803X
Number of Pages:473
Note:Note: Conference "Aesthetics in the 21st century" , Basel 2012 -- Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Edited book
Language:English
Last Modified:25 Aug 2016 10:25
Deposited On:20 Jun 2014 07:55

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