By J. M. Bernstein
Aesthetic alienation can be defined because the paradoxical dating wherein paintings and fact have end up divorced from each other whereas still closing entwined. J.M. Bernstein not just money the separation of and fact troublesome, but in addition contends that we proceed to event sensuous and specific, therefore comlicating and hard the cultural self-understanding of modernity.Bernstein makes a speciality of the paintings of 4 key philosophers--- Kant, Heidegger, Derrida, and Adorno--- and offers robust new interpretations in their perspectives. Bernstein exhibits how all of the 3 post-Kantian aesthetics (its techniques of judgement, genious, and the elegant) to build a philosophical language which could criticize and displace the specific assumption of modernity. He additionally examines intimately their responses to questions in regards to the family between paintings, philosophy, and politics in sleek societies.
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