• The Idea of a Cultural Aesthetic

    Author(s):
    Arnold Berleant (see profile)
    Date:
    2005
    Subject(s):
    Philosophy, Aesthetics, Culture, Art, Aesthetic theory
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    cultural experience, aesthetic experience, cultural aesthetic, aesthetic engagement, universality
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/fxhm-kw92
    Abstract:
    In its search for universal knowledge, philosophy has usually been mired in its own presuppositions. Its illuminating principles have often turned out to be illusions, its eternal truths merely local knowledge, its moral imperatives the architecture of custom often disguising the interests of privilege behind the sanctimoniousness of ethical structures. The ancient dialectic between the Stoics and the Sophists continues to replay itself seemingly without end. But surely we must come at some point to a re-structuring of the issues, a re-direction of the philosophic quest. Where might this lie?
    Notes:
    Printed in Dialogue and Universalism XIII, 11-12 (2003), 113-122. Re-printed as Chapter 10 in Aesthetics and Environment, Theme and Variations (Farnham, UK & Burlington, VT: Ashgate, Publishing Ltd, 2005).
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