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Art and Embodiment from Aesthetics to Self-Consciousness

by Paul Crowther

  • ISBN: 9780198239963
  • ISBN10: 0198239963

Art and Embodiment from Aesthetics to Self-Consciousness

by Paul Crowther

  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr on Demand
  • Publish date: 07/01/1993
  • ISBN: 9780198239963
  • ISBN10: 0198239963
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Description: In his Critical Aesthetics and Postmodernism Paul Crowther argued that art and aesthetic experiences have the capacity to humanize. In Art and Embodiment he develops this theme in much greater depth, arguing that art can bridge the gap between philosophy's traditional striving for generality and completeness, and the concreteness and contingency of humanity's basic relation to the world. As the key element in his theory, he proposes an ecologicaldefinition of art.His strategy involves first mapping out and analysing the logical boundaries and ontological structures of the aesthetic domain. He then considers key concepts from this analysis in the light of a tradition in Continental philosophy (notably the work of Kant, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, and Hegel) which-by virtue of the philosophical significance that it assigns to art-significantly anticipates the ecological conception.On this basis Dr Crowther is able to give a full formulation of his ecological definition. Art, in making sensible or imaginative material into symbolic form, harmonizes and conserves what is unique and what is general in human experience. The aesthetic domain answers basic needs intrinsic to self-consciousness itself, and art is the highest realization of such needs. In the creation and reception of art the embodied subject is fully at home with his or her environment.
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