Aesthetics As Phenomenology: The Appearance Of Things

Paperback | February 2, 2015

byGünter FigalTranslated byJerome Veith

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Connecting aesthetic experience with our experience of nature or with other cultural artifacts, Aesthetics as Phenomenology focuses on what art means for cognition, recognition, and affect-how art changes our everyday disposition or behavior. Günter Figal engages in a penetrating analysis of the moment at which, in our contemplation of a work of art, reaction and thought confront each other. For those trained in the visual arts and for more casual viewers, Figal unmasks art as a decentering experience that opens further possibilities for understanding our lives and our world.

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Connecting aesthetic experience with our experience of nature or with other cultural artifacts, Aesthetics as Phenomenology focuses on what art means for cognition, recognition, and affect-how art changes our everyday disposition or behavior. Günter Figal engages in a penetrating analysis of the moment at which, in our contemplation of...

Günter Figal is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Freiburg in Breisgau, Germany. He is author of Objectivity: Philosophy and the Hermeneutical and editor of The Heidegger Reader (IUP, 2009).Jerome Veith teaches at Seattle University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:February 2, 2015Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Translator's Foreword
Introduction
Chapter One: Art, Philosophically
1. Why Art?
2. Which Art?
3. Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics
Chapter Two: Beauty
4. Free Play
5. Appearances and Things
6. Showing and Self-Showing
Chapter Three: Art Forms
7. Arts
8. Essential Determinations
9. Mixtures
Chapter Four: Nature
10. Oppositions
11. Limits and Inclusions
12. Primordial Appearance
Chapter Five: Space
13. Places
14. Emptiness
15. Here
Bibliography
Index of Names and Subjects
Index of Terms

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"Aesthetics as Phenomenology is an important and potentially major contribution to the philosophy of art." -Phenomenological Reviews