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Description - Beyond Speculation by Jean-Marie Schaeffer

In his well-known work of art criticism Art of the Modern Age, Jean-Marie Schaeffer offered a lucid and powerful critique of what he identified as the historically dominant thinking about art and aesthetics from the Jena Romantics to Nietzsche, Heidegger, Adorno, and beyond, which he termed "the speculative theory of art." In Beyond Speculation, Schaeffer builds from this significant work, rejecting not only the identification of the aesthetic with the work of art, but also the Kantian association of the aesthetic with subjectively universal judgment. In his analysis of aesthetic relations, he opens up a space for a theory of art that is free of historicism and capable of engaging with noncanonical and non-Western arts. By engaging with the ideas of Arthur Danto, Gerard Genette, Nelson Goodman, George Dickie, and Rainer Rochlitz, and evoking a range of aesthetic experience from Proust to King Kong to Japanese temple design, Beyond Speculation makes an original and engaging contribution to the development of the philosophy of culture.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780857420428
ISBN-10: 0857420429
Format: Hardback
(50mm x 85mm x 15mm)
Pages: 372
Imprint: Seagull Books London Ltd
Publisher: Seagull Books London Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jean-Marie Schaeffer

Jean-Marie Schaeffer is a researcher at Centre national de la recherche scientifique and the director of studies at the Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales, Paris. He has written several books, including Art of the Modern Age: Philosophy of Art from Kant to Heidegger. Daffyd Roberts has worked as a freelance translator since 1989.

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