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Art and Embodiment: From Aesthetics to Self-Consciousness

Paul Crowther


Critical Aesthetics and Postmodernism (Clarendon Press, 1993) argued that art and aesthetic experiences have the capacity to humanize. In this book, the author 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 ecological definition of art. His strategy involves first mapping out and analysing the logical boundaries and ontological structures of the aes ... More

Keywords: art, generality, completeness, Kant, Merleau-Ponty, Heidegger, Hegel, aesthetic domain, ecological conception, human experience

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Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780199244973
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244973.001.0001


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Paul Crowther, author
Jacobs University, Breman
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