Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Clausewitz in the Twenty-First Century$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Hew Strachan and Andreas Herberg-Rothe

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199232024

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232024.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 18 June 2019

War as ‘Art’: Aesthetics and Politics in Clausewitz's Social Thinking

War as ‘Art’: Aesthetics and Politics in Clausewitz's Social Thinking

Chapter:
(p.122) 7 War as ‘Art’: Aesthetics and Politics in Clausewitz's Social Thinking
Source:
Clausewitz in the Twenty-First Century
Author(s):

José Fernández Vega

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232024.003.0008

The concept of ‘art’ in Clausewitz's theory of war is linked to the aesthetic thought of Immanuel Kant's Critique of the Power of Judgement, of which Clausewitz had some knowledge — probably through his instructor in the war school, Kiesewetter. Beyond this historical point, the chapter also shows the productivity of ‘art’ and its fellow concept ‘judgement’ for the social understanding of war. Hannah Arendt's interpretation of Kant's third Critique is used as a guide to develop the idea of war as art in Clausewitz's theory.

Keywords:   Immanuel Kant, aesthetics, judgement, Hannah Arendt

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .