Space, Geometry And Aesthetics: Through Kant and Towards Deleuze by P. Rawes

Space, Geometry And Aesthetics: Through Kant and Towards Deleuze

byP. Rawes

Hardcover | April 30, 2008

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Peg Rawes examines a "minor tradition" of aesthetic geometries in ontological philosophy. Developed through Kant’s aesthetic subject she explores a trajectory of geometric thinking and geometric figurations--reflective subjects, folds, passages, plenums, envelopes and horizons--in ancient Greek, post-Cartesian and twentieth-century Continental philosophies, through which productive understandings of space and embodies subjectivities are constructed.
 
Six chapters, explore the construction of these aesthetic geometric methods and figures in a series of "geometric" texts by Kant, Plato, Proclus, Spinoza, Leibniz, Bergson, Husserl and Deleuze. In each text, geometry is expressed as a uniquely embodies aesthetic activity because each respective geometric method and figure is imbued with aesthetic sensibility and geometric sense (rather than as disembodies scientific methods). An ontology of aesthetic geometric methods and figures is therefore traced from Kant’s Critical writings, back to Plato and Proclus Greek philosophy, Spinoza and Leibniz’s post-Cartesian philosophies, and forwards to Bergson’s "duration" and Husserl’s "horizons" towards Deleuze’s philosophy of sense.

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PEG RAWES is Lecturer in History and Theory at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, UK.
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Title:Space, Geometry And Aesthetics: Through Kant and Towards DeleuzeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:April 30, 2008Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface * Series Editor’s Preface * Acknowledgments * Introduction * Drawing figures * Folding-Unfolding * Passages * Plenums * Envelopes * Horizons * Notes * Bibliography * Index