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Visual Arts

The Bloomsbury Companion to Aesthetics

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Introduction The visual arts include works whose artistic and aesthetic value depends, at least in significant measure, on how they look. Paintings have masses and material constitutions, they make sounds when thwacked, and many of them...

Aesthetic Properties

The Bloomsbury Companion to Aesthetics

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Philosophy and Methodology Aesthetics or metaphysics? In comparison with philosophical questions such as “What is beauty?” or “Why is aesthetic value important to us?,” the subject of the metaphysics of aesthetic qualities might seem...

[164] Part Three: Disfiguration, or Deformation

Karl Rosenkranz

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Karl Rosenkranz (1805–1879) was a German philosopher. He followed Kant and Herbart as professor of philosophy in Königsberg, Germany. A lifelong defender of the philosophy of Hegel, he participated briefly in the post-1848 reform government in Berlin. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Aesthetics of Ugliness : A Critical Edition

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Ugliness is no mere absence of beauty, but rather a positive negation of it. What does not fall by definition into the category of the beautiful also cannot be subsumed under that of ugliness. An arithmetical exercise is not beautiful...

Constitutive Analysis

Didier Franck

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Didier Franck is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris X-Nanterre, France. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Joseph Rivera

Joseph Rivera is a PhD candidate in Philosophy of Religion at the University of Edinburgh, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Scott Davidson

Scott Davidson is Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at Oklahoma City University, USA. He is the translator of Michel Henry's works: Material Phenomenology (2008), Seeing the Invisible (2009), and Barbarism (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Flesh and Body : On the Phenomenology of Husserl

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...We can now approach the problematic of constitution in its full extension and depth. As for its extension, this ‘marvellous operation [Leistung]’ brings to light the synthetic unity of the various acts of consciousness; it delivers...

From One Image to Another? Deleuze and the Ages of Cinema

Jacques Rancière

Jacques Rancière taught at the University of Paris VIII, France, from 1969 to 2000, occupying the Chair of Aesthetics and Politics from 1990 until his retirement. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film Fables

Bloomsbury Academic, 2006

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...Let’s assume that there is a cinematographic modernity and that it confronted the classical cinema of the link between images for the purposes of narrative continuity and meaning with an autonomous power of the image whose two defining...

Conclusion

Jonathan Fardy

Jonathan Fardy is Assistant Professor of Art History at Idaho State University. His research specialisms are the history of photography, nineteenth-century visual culture, critical theory and art criticism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Laruelle and Art : The Aesthetics of Non-Philosophy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Non-aesthetics is an adventure that “sets off” from our “current knowledge of art.” But it does not return to art to decide or judge it. It “sets off” for an elsewhere. It is an adventure of theorizing and it is a theory open to research...

A Consciousness without Fissures

Keith Whitmoyer

Keith Whitmoyer is Adjunct Assistant Professor at Pace University, the School of Visual Arts, and the New York City College of Technology, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Philosophy of Ontological Lateness : Merleau-Ponty and the Tasks of Thinking

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...This is a remark made by Merleau-Ponty in Le monde sensible et le monde de l’expression when he defines the notion of consciousness ascribed to subjective idealism “cette conscience est sans fissures.” Smyth’s rendering is “this...

[67] Part One: Formlessness

Karl Rosenkranz

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Karl Rosenkranz (1805–1879) was a German philosopher. He followed Kant and Herbart as professor of philosophy in Königsberg, Germany. A lifelong defender of the philosophy of Hegel, he participated briefly in the post-1848 reform government in Berlin. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Andrei Pop

and

Mechtild Widrich

Mechtild Widrich

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Aesthetics of Ugliness : A Critical Edition

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The abstract fundamental definition of all beauty is, as we saw above, unity. As a sensible appearance of the idea, it requires lack of limits, for only in it lies the power of distinction, distinction however being impossible without...

Approaching Ugliness

Karl Rosenkranz

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Karl Rosenkranz (1805–1879) was a German philosopher. He followed Kant and Herbart as professor of philosophy in Königsberg, Germany. A lifelong defender of the philosophy of Hegel, he participated briefly in the post-1848 reform government in Berlin. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Andrei Pop

and

Mechtild Widrich

Mechtild Widrich

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Aesthetics of Ugliness : A Critical Edition

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Introduction Karl Rosenkranz, notebook entry, 1836 God doesn’t have a sense of humour? If not, how could the world persist?Karl Rosenkranz, Aus einem Tagebuch: Königsberg Herbst 1833 bis Frühjahr 1846 (Leipzig: Brockhaus, 1854), 5. All...

Aesthetics in a Different Light: Kapoor, Flavin, Turrell

Jonathan Fardy

Jonathan Fardy is Assistant Professor of Art History at Idaho State University. His research specialisms are the history of photography, nineteenth-century visual culture, critical theory and art criticism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Laruelle and Art : The Aesthetics of Non-Philosophy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...This chapter examines the problem of non-philosophical decisionism and “force (of) thought” through three case studies in the art of light and reflection: the art of Anish Kapoor, Dan Flavin, and James Turrell. It begins...