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Review—John K. Noyes’ Herder: Aesthetics against Imperialism

Jeremy Gauger reviews John K. Noyes’ Herder: Aesthetics against Imperialism, published by University of Toronto Press (2015). Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Jeremy Gauger, review of Herder: Aesthetics against Imperialism, by John K. Noyes, in “Philosophy and History,” ed. Jeremy Gauger, special issue, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 37:2 (2016), pp. 441–5.

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Significant Formation: An Intersubjective Approach to Aesthetic Experience in Cassirer and Langer, by Anne Pollok

In Ernst Cassirer’s late writings, art is understood as a language that forms its subject matter not to convey an understanding of the world, but to create “a manifestation of inner life” (Essay on Man, p. 169). And even though its boundaries are within the subject (“inner”), such a manifestation rests on a social act, […]

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Adaptive Naturalism in Herder’s Aesthetics: An Interpretation of “Shakespeare,” by Rachel Zuckert

The two aspects of Herder’s aesthetic theory—the emphases on art’s cultural embeddedness and historical variation (“culturalism”) and on natural norms of artistic value (“naturalism”)—appear to be in some tension. In her paper, Rachel Zuckert explores this tension in Herder’s thought by attending to one of his most influential and focused treatments of cultural and historical […]

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The Transformation of the Kantian Question in Lukács’ Heidelberg Philosophy of Art, by Ferenc Fehèr

Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Ference Fehèr, “The Transformation of the Kantian Question in Lukács’ Heidelberg Philosophy of Art,” Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 16:2 (1993), pp. 331–44.

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The Beautiful and the Good According to Kant, by Bernard Bourgeois

Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Bernard Bourgeois, “The Beautiful and the Good According to Kant,” trans. Charles T. Wolfe, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 16:2 (1993), pp. 359–73.

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Reflection in Kant’s Aesthetics, by Jean-François Lyotard

Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Jean-François Lyotard, “Reflection in Kant’s Aesthetics,” trans. Charles T. Wolfe, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 16:2 (1993), pp. 375–411.

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Modernity and Subjectivity: From an Aesthetic Point of View, by Christoph Menke

Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Christoph Menke, “Modernity and Subjectivity: From an Aesthetic Point of View,” Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 21:2 (1999), pp. 217–32.

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How to Escape from Hegel’s Aesthetics!, by Albert Hofstadter

Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Albert Hofstadter, “How to Escape from Hegel’s Aesthetics!,” Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 9:1 (1982), pp. 5–30.

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On the Problematic Character of Aesthetic Consciousness, by Hans-Georg Gadamer

Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Hans-Georg Gadamer, “On the Problematic Character of Aesthetic Consciousness,” trans. Eugene Kelly, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 9:1 (1982), pp. 31–40.

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A Significant Phenomenological Alternative for Aesthetics, by D. Kuklinková

Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. D. Kuklinková, “A Significant Phenomenological Alternative for Aesthetics,” trans. Eugene Kelly, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 9:1 (1982), pp. 41–66.

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