“Transgression” of classical aesthetics:orient, postmodernity and popular culture Cover Image

Klasikinės estetikos „įveika“: rytai, postmodernusis būvis ir populiarioji kultūra
“Transgression” of classical aesthetics:orient, postmodernity and popular culture

Author(s): Vytautas Rubavičius
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Lietuvos kultūros tyrimų
Keywords: Buddhist worldview; commodification; deconstruction; globalization; popular culture; postmodernism; sublime; Occident; Orient

Summary/Abstract: In this article the author connects the context of culture economy and the increasing interaction of cultures under the condition of postmodern globalization with the necessity to transgress classical aesthetics as has been highlighted by deconstruction. Deconstruction stresses the importance of Kantian sublime. That transgression points to various Others of classical aesthetics – the tradition of philosophy of becoming, Oriental tradition, and popular culture. Thus the Kantian sublime can be used as a conceptual tool to deal with the Oriental aesthetic concepts and may help to draw into postmodern aesthetic theorizing Japanese popular culture artifacts which have the imprint of traditional Buddhist worldview. The importance of popular culture for aesthetics is justified by both Hegel ideas about romantic art as the end of art and the weakening of the modernist opposition between high (culture and art) and popular (culture and art) while the globalized culture market incessantly establishes new and erodes old distinctions in all spheres of culture production thus making the sublime spectacle of impossibility to grasp this everchanging flow of commodities

  • Issue Year: 2005
  • Issue No: 12
  • Page Range: 156-171
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Lithuanian