By Monique Roelofs
Anchoring aesthetic adventure in our relations with folks, areas, and issues, Monique Roelofs explores aesthetic existence as a multimodal, socially embedded, corporeal activity. Highlighting notions of relationality, deal with, and promising, this compelling research exhibits those options at paintings in visions of good looks, ugliness, element, kingdom, lack of awareness, and cultural boundary. unforeseen aesthetic pleasures and pains crop up in websites the place ardour, belief, rationality, and mind's eye move jointly but in addition are in clash. Bonds among aesthetics and politics are solid and reforged.
Cross-disciplinary in outlook, and fascinating the paintings of theorists and artists starting from David Hume to Theodor W. Adorno, Frantz Fanon, Clarice Lispector, and Barbara Johnson, The Cultural Promise of the Aesthetic lays open the interpretive net that provides aesthetic enterprise its titanic reach.
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The Cultural Promise of the Aesthetic (Bloomsbury Studies in Philosophy) by Monique Roelofs