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Title Extreme beauty : aesthetics, politics, death / edited by James E. Swearingen and Joanne Cutting-Gray
Published New York : Continuum, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 259 pages)
Series Textures -- Philosophy/Literature/Culture series
Textures (New York, N.Y.)
Contents Feeling the difference / Mario Perniola -- Breton's post-Hegelian modernism / Jean-Michel Rabaté -- Postponing the future : Marcel Duchamp and the avant-garde / Dalia Judovitz -- When less is more, more or less : subtraction and addition in (post)modernist poetics / Peter Williams -- Chora and character : mimesis of difference in Plato's Timaeus / Max Statkiewicz -- The place of boredom : Blanchot not reading Proust / Pierre Lamarche -- Literature, film, and virtuality : technology's cutting edge / Joel Black -- Rhetoric : politics, romance : Arendt and Heidegger, 1924-26 / Theodore Kisiel -- Hannah Arendt : literary criticism and the political / David Halliburton -- The politics of fascism, or consuming the flesh of the other / Michael Clifford -- Post-colonialism and history : are we responsible for the past? / Moira Gatens -- Indigenous-becoming in the post-colonial polity / Paul Patton -- The post-colonial threshold of capacity : "The other! The other!" / Alfred López -- The simulacrum of death : Perniola beyond Heidegger and metaphysics? / Robert Burch -- A deadly gift : to Derrida, from Kierkegaard and Bataille / Kenneth Itzkowitz -- Glory in Levinas and Derrida / Bettina Bergo
Summary What do we mean when we speak of ""beauty""? What do we experience? Beauty is no longer the human experience of the harmonious object; today an aesthetics of difference has revolutionised our ways of seeing the beautiful. Now, we live in a time of ""extreme beauty."" Extreme Beauty explores art, literature, politics, and philosophy in order to illuminate how the concept and experience of beauty has changed. The essays range from Hegel and Modernism to Marcel Duchamp and the Avant-Garde, postmodern poetics, boredom and Proust, the romance of Arendt and Heidegger, fascism and the consumption of
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-254) and index
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Subject Aesthetics.
Arts -- Philosophy.
Death.
Political science -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
Author Cutting-Gray, Joanne.
Swearingen, James E., 1939-
ISBN 0826460097 (hbk.)
0826460100 (paperback)
1847144241 (electronic bk.)
9780826460097 (hbk.)
9780826460103 (paperback)
9781847144249 (electronic bk.)