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Rediscovering Aesthetics


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@fmh1: Contents @toc4: List of Contributors @toc4: (Re)Discovering Aesthetics: An Introduction @toc1: I. Aesthetics in Art History and Art Theory @toc2: 1. Kunstwissenschaft versus Asthetik: The Historians' Revolt Against Aesthetics @tocca: Richard Woodfield @toc2: 2. Aesthetics and the Two Cultures: Why Art and Science Should Be Allowed to Go Their Separate Ways @tocca: James Elkins @toc2: 3. Stones of Solace @tocca: Michael Ann Holly @toc2: 4. The Dogma of Conviction @tocca: David Raskin @toc2: 5. Sensation in the Wild: On Not Naming Newman, Judd, Riley, and Serra @tocca: Richard Shiff @toc2: 6. Kant's "Free-Play" in the Light of Minimal Art @tocca: Thierry de Duve @toc1: II. Aesthetics in Philosophy @toc2: 7. The Future of Aesthetics @tocca: Arthur C. Danto @toc2: 8. Retrieving Kant's Aesthetics for Art Theory After Greenberg @tocca: Diarmuid Costello @toc2: 9. Artistic Creativity: Illusions, Realities, Futures @tocca: Paul Crowther @toc2: 10. Gadamer and the Ambiguity of Appearance @tocca: Nicholas Davey @toc2: 11. Modernisms and Mediations @tocca: Peter Osborne @toc2: 12. Aesthetics Beyond Aesthetics @tocca: Wolfgang Welsch @toc2: 13. Intuition and Concrete Particularity in Kant's Transcendental Aesthetic @tocca: Adrian Piper @toc1: III. Aesthetics in Artistic and Curatorial Practice @toc2: 14. Seasonal Fractional Political Idiosyncratic Aesthetics @tocca: Carolee Schneemann @toc2: 15. Toward an Ophthalmology of the Aesthetic and an Orthopedics of Seeing @tocca: Robert Morris @toc2: 16. The Social Turn: Collaboration and Its Discontents @tocca: Claire Bishop @toc2: 17. The Richter Effect on the Regeneration of Aesthetics @tocca: Michael Kelly @toc4: Notes @toc4: Index

About the Author

Francis Halsall lectures in History and Theory of Modern and Contemporary Art at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. Julia Jansen lectures in Philosophy at University College Cork, Ireland. Tony O'Connor lectures in Philosophy at University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.


"Rediscovering Aesthetics is an impressive collection that lives up to the mission outlined in its subtitle...this book is to be highly recommended to both experts and merely curious readers." - Vladimir D. Thomas, Philosophy in Review "Rediscovering Aesthetics collects the essays of a number of the most distinguished and articulate intellectuals and artists of our day, all of whom have original and challenging things to say about important issues. This powerful book, which focuses mostly on the visual arts, has ramifications for the reconsideration of the aesthetic in many different areas of artistic practice." - Martin Jay, University of California, Berkeley "Rediscovering Aesthetics is a valuable contribution that begins with the premise that recent developments in art history and practice have engendered a recovery of the place and role of aesthetics. It refreshingly dispenses with questions of aesthetics' origins and instead inserts itself in the midst of modern histories of art." - Tom Huhn, School of Visual Arts

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