By J. M. Bernstein
Aesthetic alienation will be defined because the paradoxical dating wherein artwork and fact have become divorced from each other whereas still closing entwined. J.M. Bernstein not just cash the separation of and fact complex, but in addition contends that we proceed to adventure sensuous and specific, hence comlicating and difficult the cultural self-understanding of modernity.Bernstein makes a speciality of the paintings of 4 key philosophers--- Kant, Heidegger, Derrida, and Adorno--- and gives robust new interpretations in their perspectives. Bernstein indicates how all the 3 post-Kantian aesthetics (its techniques of judgement, genious, and the chic) to build a philosophical language that could criticize and displace the explicit assumption of modernity. He additionally examines intimately their responses to questions about the kin between artwork, philosophy, and politics in smooth societies.
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