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Хегелов допринос политичкој теорији у делу “Естетика”
Hegel’s Contribution to Political Theory with his Work Aesthetics

Author(s): Dragan Simeunović
Subject(s): Aesthetics, Political Philosophy, Political Theory, 18th Century
Published by: Институт за политичке студије
Keywords: aesthetics; politics; art; political; illusion; semblance; deception;

Summary/Abstract: In this article author analyzed Hegel’s contributions to political theory within a framework of his significant and extensive work Aesthetics. Although in this work Hegel did not decidedly define politics as illusion of art, still it possible to think in this context on basis of Hegel’s stance on art and politics in this and other work of this philosophical giant, and also on basis of analysis of other philosophers’ works from this period or before it. On the basis of abovementioned, it is possible to claim that Hegel has such approach to politics as phenomenon, but that also he considers other political phenomenon in similar, theoretically discreet approach. Although politics as the art of illusion does not represent a part of aesthetics, it does provoke scientific interest. This article is written as some sort of contribution to the process of getting beyond a tension existing between aesthetics and politics for centuries, which is the process that has started since the middle of 18th century.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 127-145
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Serbian