From an Aesthetic Point of View: Philosophy, Art and the Senses
About this book
Contemporary visual art stands on the ruins of beauty. What is the place of aesthetic in the experience of such art? And how has it changed in the two hundred years since the emergence of the modern conception of art as the object of a distinctive kind of pleasure? The essays in this volume, by philosophers and art theorists from Britain, France, Germany and the USA (Christopher Menke and Jay Bernstein), investigate the changing role of the aesthetic in art. "From an Aesthetic Point of View" is one of a new series of books, Prisms, which aims to bring to bring the best of contemporary philosophical thought about culture to the attention of a wider literary public. Peter Osborne is Professor of Modern European Philosophy at Middlesex University, London and an editor of the "Journal Radical Philosophy." His books include "The Politics of Time: Modernity and Avant-Garde" (1995), "A Critical Sense: Interviews with Intellectuals"(1996), and "What Is Conceptual Art?"