Transfigurements: On the True Sense of Art

Paperback | May 15, 2011

byJohn Sallis

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Transfigurements develops a framework for thinking about art through innovative readings of some of the most important philosophical writing on the subject by Kant, Hegel, and Heidegger. Sallis exposes new layers in their texts and theories while also marking their limits. By doing so, his aim is to show that philosophy needs to attend to art directly. Consequently, Sallis also addresses a wide range of works of art, including paintings by Raphael, Monet, and Klee; Shakespeare’s comedies; and the music of Beethoven, Schubert, Mahler, and Tan Dun. Through these interpretations, he puts forth a compelling new elaboration of the philosophy of art.

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Transfigurements develops a framework for thinking about art through innovative readings of some of the most important philosophical writing on the subject by Kant, Hegel, and Heidegger. Sallis exposes new layers in their texts and theories while also marking their limits. By doing so, his aim is to show that philosophy needs to attend...

John Sallis is the Frederick J. Adelmann Professor of Philosophy at Boston College and the author of numerous books, including The Verge of Philosophy and Shades—Of Painting at the Limit.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:204 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:May 15, 2011Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0226734188

ISBN - 13:9780226734187

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Table of Contents

            References
            Prefigurements

1          The Invisibility of Painting
2          Nature’s Song
3          Mixed Arts
4          Music and Imagination
5          Carnation and the Eccentricity of Painting
6          Soundings
7          Preposterous Ascents: On Comedy and Philosophy
8          The Promise of Art
   
         Index