Remapping the Realm of Aesthetics: On Recent Controversies about the Aesthetic and Aesthetic Experience in Everyday Life

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Title:Remapping the Realm of Aesthetics: On Recent Controversies about the Aesthetic and Aesthetic Experience in Everyday Life
Creators:
Ratiu, Dan Eugen; daneugen dot ratiu at gmail dot com; Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Journal or Publication Title:
Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aesthetics, 50, 1, pp. 3-27
Uncontrolled Keywords:aesthetic value, aesthetic experience, modernity, aesthetics of everyday life

Abstract

This article addresses two controversial open questions in philosophical aesthetics: the nature and value of the aesthetic and of aesthetic experience when approached from the standpoint of ‘aesthetics of everyday life’ (AEL). Contrasting ‘strong’ AEL accounts that consider them radically different from those in the sphere of art, I claim that extending the realm and scope of aesthetics towards everyday life does not necessarily dispense with the concepts of the aesthetic and aesthetic experience as shaped in relation to the arts. Drawing on ‘weak’ formulations of AEL and on theories that call attention to concepts of art different from modern ones, I defend a normative but open model of the aesthetic and aesthetic experience pertaining to both art and everyday life. This more integrative theoretical framework needs to include clear and consistent views of the aesthetic as well as of the self, intersubjectivity, and everyday life.

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Title:Remapping the Realm of Aesthetics: On Recent Controversies about the Aesthetic and Aesthetic Experience in Everyday Life
Creators:
Ratiu, Dan Eugen; daneugen dot ratiu at gmail dot com; Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Uncontrolled Keywords:aesthetic value, aesthetic experience, modernity, aesthetics of everyday life
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BH Aesthetics
Divisions:Humanities and Social Sciences > 8. Section of Historical Sciences > Institute of Art History > Estetika (Aesthetics)
Journal or Publication Title:Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aesthetics
Volume:50
Number:1
Page Range:pp. 3-27
ISSN:0014-1291
Publisher:Institute of Art History Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
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ID Code:7730
Item Type:Article
Deposited On:24 May 2013 13:03
Last Modified:10 May 2017 13:33

Citation

Ratiu, Dan Eugen (2013) Remapping the Realm of Aesthetics: On Recent Controversies about the Aesthetic and Aesthetic Experience in Everyday Life. Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aesthetics, 50 (1). pp. 3-27. ISSN 0014-1291

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