Aesthetics and Modernity: Essays by Agnes Heller

Aesthetics and Modernity: Essays by Agnes Heller

By: John F. Rundell (editor)Paperback

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Aesthetics and Modernity brings together Agnes Heller's most recent essays on aesthetic genres such as painting, music, literature and comedy, aesthetic reception and embodiment in the context of the continuing pitfalls of modernity. The essays also throw light on Heller's theories of values, emotions and feelings, embodiment, and modernity. Those with an interest in philosophy, critical theory, aesthetics, and social theory will find this collection illuminating, and an essential addition to any philosophy bookshelf.

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John Rundell is associate professor of social theory at the University of Melbourne. Agnes Heller is an influential and internationally recognized philosopher who frequently writes on such diverse topics as ethics, modernity, and political theory. In 2005 she was awarded the Sonning Prize. She is currently the Hannah Arendt Visiting Professor of Philosophy and Political Science at The New School in New York City.


Chapter 1 Chapter One. Agnes Heller: Modernity, Aesthetics and the Human Condition-An Interpretative Essay Chapter 2 Chapter Two. What Went Wrong with the Concept of the Beautiful? Chapter 3 Chapter Three. Autonomy of Art or the Dignity of the Artwork Chapter 4 Chapter Four. The Role of Emotions in the Reception of Artworks Chapter 5 Chapter Five. Joke culture and transformations of the public sphere. Chapter 6 Chapter Six. The Contemporary Historical Novel Chapter 7 Chapter Seven. The Metaphysics of Embodiment in the Western Tradition Chapter 8 Chapter Eight. European master-narratives about freedom. Chapter 9 Chapter Nine. The Three Logics of Modernity and the Double Bind of the Modern Imagination Chapter 10 Chapter Ten. The Absolute Stranger: Shakespeare and the Drama of Failed Assimilation Chapter 11 Chapter Eleven. The Gods of Greece: Germans and Greeks Chapter 12 Chapter Twelve. Self representation and the representation of the other. Chapter 13 Chapter Thirteen. Where are we at Home?

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  • publication date: 22/12/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780739141328
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 206
  • ID: 9780739141328
  • weight: 372
  • ISBN10: 0739141325

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