Philosophers on Art from Kant to the Postmodernists: A Critical Reader

Philosophers on Art from Kant to the Postmodernists: A Critical Reader


Here, for the 1st time, Christopher Kul-Want brings jointly twenty-five texts on artwork written by means of twenty philosophers. protecting the Enlightenment to postmodernism, those essays draw on Continental philosophy and aesthetics, the Marxist highbrow culture, and psychoanalytic conception, and every is followed by way of an summary and interpretation.

The quantity good points Martin Heidegger on Van Gogh's footwear and the that means of the Greek temple; Georges Bataille on Salvador Dalí's The Lugubrious Game; Theodor W. Adorno on capitalism and university; Walter Benjamin and Roland Barthes at the uncanny nature of images; Sigmund Freud on Leonardo Da Vinci and his interpreters; Jacques Lacan and Julia Kristeva at the work of Holbein; Freud's postmodern critic, Gilles Deleuze at the visceral work of Francis Bacon; and Giorgio Agamben at the dual traditions of the Duchampian ready-made and pa artwork. Kul-Want elucidates those texts with essays on aesthetics, from Hegel and Nietzsche to Badiou and Rancière, demonstrating how philosophy followed a brand new orientation towards aesthetic event and subjectivity within the wake of Kant's robust legacy.

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