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The ideology of the aesthetic

Author: Terry Eagleton
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass., USA : Blackwell, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Ideology of the Aesthetic presents a history and critique of the concept of the aesthetic throughout modern Western thought. As such, this is a critical survey of modern Western philosophy, focusing in particular on the complex relations between aesthetics, ethics and politics. Eagleton provides a brilliant and challenging introduction to these concerns, as characterized in the work of Kant, Schiller,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Eagleton
ISBN: 0631163018 9780631163015 0631163026 9780631163022
OCLC Number: 19970688
Description: 426 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Free particulars --
Law of the heart : Shaftesbury, Hume, Burke --
Kantian imaginary --
Schiller and hegemony --
World as artefact : Fichte, Schelling, Hegel --
Death of desire : Arthur Schopenhauer --
Absolute ironies : Søren Kierkegaard --
Marxist sublime --
True illusions : Friedrich Nietzsche --
Name of the father : Sigmund Freud --
Politics of being : Martin Heidegger --
Marxist rabbi : Walter Benjamin --
Art after Auschwitz : Theodor Adorno --
From the Polis to postmodernism.
Responsibility: Terry Eagleton.

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A survey of modern Western philosophy, focusing on the relations between aesthetics, ethics and politics, which aims to be a critique of the concept of the aesthetic throughout modern Western thought.

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