By J. M. Bernstein
Aesthetic alienation will be defined because the paradoxical courting wherein artwork and fact have become divorced from each other whereas still final entwined. J.M. Bernstein not just money the separation of and fact problematical, but additionally contends that we proceed to event sensuous and specific, hence comlicating and demanding the cultural self-understanding of modernity.Bernstein makes a speciality of the paintings of 4 key philosophers--- Kant, Heidegger, Derrida, and Adorno--- and gives robust new interpretations in their perspectives. Bernstein exhibits how all the 3 post-Kantian aesthetics (its recommendations of judgement, genious, and the elegant) to build a philosophical language which could criticize and displace the specific assumption of modernity. He additionally examines intimately their responses to questions in regards to the kin between paintings, philosophy, and politics in glossy societies.
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