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Aesthetic Democracy

Docherty, Thomas

Editore: Stanford University Press
ISBN 10: 0804751889 / ISBN 13: 9780804751889
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Titolo: Aesthetic Democracy

Casa editrice: Stanford University Press

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione libro: Very Good

Condizione sovraccoperta: Dust Jacket Included


0804751889 Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear, missing dust jacket and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!. Codice inventario libreria Z0804751889Z2

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Riassunto: Aesthetic Democracy argues that art and the aesthetic in general are the founding condition of the possibility of establishing social and political democracy. The book examines contemporary criticism and finds that it is historically shaped by colonialism, and that it sets up an opposition of east and west that shapes all contemporary cultural politics. The author argues for a way of outwitting this potentially dangerous struggle of east and west grounded in an aestheticism and a validation of sensory experience. Docherty proposes a new model of cultural critique, based on a revitalized and positively valorized notion of "hypocrisy," whose roots lie in Machiavelli, but whose contemporary strength lies in its potential for an ethical encounter with alterity as such.

Dal retro di copertina: ?Docherty has previously published a number of distinguished books, but this one might be seen as the culmination of his years of thought and work on the humanities and their social roles. . . . The scope of Docherty?s knowledge
is truly amazing. . . . [He] writes with a quite unusual combination of passionate commitment and temperate clarity about difficult matters.? ?J. Hillis Miller,University of California, Irvine

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