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Critical Aesthetics and Postmodernism
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Critical Aesthetics and Postmodernism

Paul Crowther

Abstract

Considerable controversy has raged around the question of postmodern culture and its products. This book attempts to overcome some of the antagonistic viewpoints involved by developing themes from the work of Kant, Benjamin, and Merleau–Ponty in the context of themes from contemporary culture. Attention is paid to such topics as the relation between art and politics, the problematics of poststructuralist and feminist approaches to art, the emergence and re‐emergence of theories of the sublime, and the continuing possibility of artistic creativity. The central theme is that there are experienti ... More

Keywords: aesthetics, Benjamin, creativity, consumerism, critical aesthetics, feminism, Kant, Merleau–Ponty, postmodernism, poststructuralism, philosophy of art, the sublime

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198236238
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198236239.001.0001

Authors

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Paul Crowther, author
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