By Jerome Carroll, Steve Giles, Maike Oergel
The essays during this ebook examine the complicated and sometimes contradictory relationships among aesthetics and modernity from the overdue Enlightenment within the 1790s to the Frankfurt college within the Nineteen Sixties and interact with the vintage German culture of socio-cultural and aesthetic thought that extends from Friedrich Schiller to Theodor W. Adorno. whereas modern discussions in aesthetics are frequently ruled through summary philosophical methods, this booklet embeds aesthetic thought in broader social and cultural contexts and considers a variety of creative practices in literature, drama, song and visible arts. Contributions contain learn on Schiller’s writings and his paintings relating to ethical sentimentalism, Romantic aesthetics, Friedrich Schlegel, Beethoven, Huizinga and Greenberg; philosophers reminiscent of Kierkegaard, Benjamin, Heidegger and Adorno; and thematic techniques to Darwinism and Naturalism, glossy tragedy, postmodern realism and philosophical anthropology from the eighteenth century to the current day. This booklet is predicated on papers given at a world symposium held below the auspices of the collage of Nottingham on the Institute of German and Romance stories, London, in September 2009
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Extra resources for Aesthetics and Modernity from Schiller to the Frankfurt School
The Singularity of Literature (London, Routledge, 2004). Bell, M. Literature, Modernism and Myth: Belief and Responsibility in the Twentieth Century (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997). 24 Michael Bell —— Sentimentalism, Ethics and the Culture of Feeling (London: Palgrave, 2000). Derrida, J. Of Grammatology, trans. C. Spivak (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1976). S. Selected Essays (London: Faber 1951). , Jansen, J. , eds. Rediscovering Aesthetics: Trans-disciplinary Voices from Art History, Philosophy and Art Practice (Stanford University Press, 2009).
The Aesthetics of Historicity 47 dif ference is generated and gradually assimilated, producing something new – be that consciousness, knowledge or historical conditions – which in turn generates new dif ference, certainly Fichte’s Science of Knowledge (Wissenschaftslehre) of 1794/1795 pioneers modern dialectics. Dialectical structures become irresistibly attractive intellectually once the awareness of historicity has undermined the belief in static dichotomies in structures and values, because dialectics – although not necessarily meaningful in itself – can potentially give historical change a meaningful structure and accommodate change – the unprecedented – in a productive development which is not threatened by nihilistic versions of relativism.
Literature, Modernism and Myth: Belief and Responsibility in the Twentieth Century (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997). 24 Michael Bell —— Sentimentalism, Ethics and the Culture of Feeling (London: Palgrave, 2000). Derrida, J. Of Grammatology, trans. C. Spivak (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1976). S. Selected Essays (London: Faber 1951). , Jansen, J. , eds. Rediscovering Aesthetics: Trans-disciplinary Voices from Art History, Philosophy and Art Practice (Stanford University Press, 2009).
Aesthetics and Modernity from Schiller to the Frankfurt School by Jerome Carroll, Steve Giles, Maike Oergel