The Aesthetico-Political: The Question of Democracy in Merleau-Ponty, Arendt, and Rancière

The Aesthetico-Political: The Question of Democracy in Merleau-Ponty, Arendt, and Rancière

Martín Plot


This examine makes use of new arguments to reinvestigate the relation among aesthetics and politics within the modern debates on democratic conception and radical democracy.

First, Carl Schmitt and Claude Lefort support delineate the contours of an aesthetico-political figuring out of democracy, that's built extra by way of learning Merleau-Ponty, Rancière, and Arendt.

The rules of Merleau-Ponty serve to set up a normal "ontological" framework that goals to contest the dominant currents in modern democratic thought. it really is argued that Merleau-Ponty, Arendt, and Rancière percentage a basic knowing of the political because the contingently contested areas and instances of appearances. although, the articulation in their concept results in reassess and discover under-theorized in addition to arguable dimensions in their work.

This look for new connections among the political and the classy considered Arendt and Merleau-Ponty on one hand and the present common curiosity in Rancière's aesthetic politics at the different make this booklet a distinct research that would attract somebody who's drawn to political thought and modern continental philosophy.

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