The Muses (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics)

By: Nancy, Jean-Luc

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This book, by one of the most challenging contemporary thinkers, begins with an essay that introduces the principal concern sustained in the four succeeding ones: Why are there several arts and not just one? This question focuses on the point of maximal tension between the philosophical tradition and contemporary thinking about the arts: the relation between the plurality of the human senses--to which the plurality of the arts has most frequently been referred--and sense or meaning in general.
Throughout the five essays, Nancy's argument hinges on the culminating formulation of this relation in Hegel's Aesthetics and The Phenomenology of Spirit--art as the sensible presentation of the Idea. Demonstrating once again his renowned ability as a reader of Hegel, Nancy scrupulously and generously restores Hegel's historical argument concerning art as a thing of the past, as that which is negated by the dialectic of Spirit in the passage from aesthetic religion to revealed religion to philosophy.

Title: The Muses (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics)

Author Name: Nancy, Jean-Luc

Categories: General,

Publisher: Stanford University Press:

ISBN Number: 0804727805

ISBN Number 13: 9780804727808

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

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