Aesthetics and Its Discontents

Aesthetics is not a politics by accident but in essence. But this politics operates in the unresolved tension between two opposed forms of politics: the first consists in transforming art into forms of collective life, the second in preserving from all forms of militant or commercial compromise the autonomy that makes it a promise of emancipation. Les mer
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Aesthetics is not a politics by accident but in essence. But this politics operates in the unresolved tension between two opposed forms of politics: the first consists in transforming art into forms of collective life, the second in preserving from all forms of militant or commercial compromise the autonomy that makes it a promise of emancipation.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Introduction Politics of Aesthetics Aesthetics as Politics Problems and Transformations of Critical Art The Antinomies of Modernism Alain Badiou's Inaesthetics: the Torsions of Modernism Lyotard and the Aesthetics of the Sublime: A Counter-reading of Kant The Ethical Turn in Aesthetics and Politics

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Jacques Ranciere is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris (St. Denis).