16.05.2018 19:00 UHR

Aesthetic Community

Vortrag von Professor Dr. Ruth Ronen, Tel Aviv University.

Kant occupies in the history of aesthetics the same place Mendeleev’s periodic table occupies in the history of chemistry. It names the fundamental elements of aesthetic thought: pleasure, beauty, the sublime, and a mode of thinking about art.  And yet, Kant’s aesthetic has been held responsible for avoiding art’s relation to truth and ways art is involved in social life and in political practices. As Heidegger remarked in his “Origin of the Work of Art”, we must overcome the fundamental Kantian thought about the aesthetic in order to assign art the role of truth and to assess art’s involvement in the world. In my presentation I will show that the notion of “sensus communis” in Kant, produces a political residue that points at art’s being embedded in social and communal life, a residue that resonates the term of “preservation” that Heidegger assigned Dasein, when involved in the artwork’s world. With some examples from art I will examine the significance of these philosophical ideas for developing a notion of an aesthetic community.

Der Vortrag findet in englischer Sprache statt.

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