Aesthetic Disinterestedness: Art, Experience, and the Self - download pdf or read online

By Thomas Hilgers

ISBN-10: 1138905003

ISBN-13: 9781138905009

The proposal of disinterestedness is usually conceived of as antiquated or ideological. even so, Hilgers argues that one can't reject it if one needs to appreciate the character of artwork. He claims that an art regularly asks someone to undertake a disinterested angle in the direction of what it exhibits, and that the impact of such an adoption is that it makes the individual briefly lose the feel of herself, whereas permitting her to gain a feeling of the other. because of an artwork’s specific wealth, multiperspectivity, and dialecticity, the engagement with it can't culminate within the building of world-views, yet needs to begin a means of self-critical pondering, that's a precondition of genuine self-determination. eventually, then, the cultured adventure of paintings includes a dynamic technique of losing the feel of oneself, whereas gaining a feeling of the other, and of achieving selfhood. In his e-book, Hilgers spells out the character of this approach through rethinking Kant’s and Schopenhauer’s aesthetic theories in mild of more moderen advancements in philosophy–specifically in hermeneutics, severe concept, and analytic philosophy–and in the arts themselves–specifically inside of movie and function art.

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