Philosophy of Art: The Art of Philosophy (Glosses to Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory) Cover Image
  • Price 4.90 €

Философия на изкуството, изкуство на философията (Глоси към Естетическата теория на Адорно)
Philosophy of Art: The Art of Philosophy (Glosses to Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory)

Author(s): Vladimir Gradev
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Фондация за хуманитарни и социални изследвания - София
Keywords: Adorno; aesthetics; second reflection; mimesis; appearance; negative dialectics; non-identity

Summary/Abstract: If a work of art could be explained and understood in a discursive way, then its meaning would be outside it, in the discourse that defi nes it, and thus the work would have to deny itself, its own true contents. Tracing some of the most crucial paradoxes of art, as outlined by T. W. Adorno in his Aesthetic Theory – such as its being simultaneously a thing and more than a thing, or its enigmaticalness – this paper attempts to elucidate the way art requires philosophy and vice versa. The analyses of the notions of ‘second refl ection,’ ‘preponderance of the object,’ and the Absolute demonstrate how philosophy helps us conceive art, and how art helps us grasp, in the self-transcendence of appearance, what defies the rational measure of reason.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 34
  • Page Range: 127-135
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Bulgarian