By Jadranka Skorin-Kapov

The Aesthetics of hope and shock: Phenomenology and Speculation covers concerns critical to modern continental philosophy (desire, expectancies, extra, rupture, transcendence, immanence, surprise). The proposed time period desire||surprise captures the phenomenological-speculative personality of the pair not yet and no longer. Non-obvious parallels among assorted thinkers are drawn, and the argumentation is prepared round philosophical figures appropriate within the series desire – extra –pause (rupture, holiday) – recovery (surprise). The works of Levinas, Žižek, Bataille, Blanchot, Foucault, and Ricoeur are interpreted and located based on the proposed template of hope - extra - pause. the honor of restrict reports consists of authors fascinated with transgression, and the query of even if extra is immanent or transcendent. This dialogue considers works by way of Nietzsche, Deleuze, Žižek, and Foucault. The research of shock and the start of restoration after the pause considers works via Fink, Merleau-Ponty, Nancy, Lyotard, Dufrenne, Bachelard, and Seel. The provocative argument elaborated during this paintings is that surprise starts off with indifference. moreover, the argument is that shock starts off the place the concept that reaches its finishing, therefore that the restrict of speculative considering at its finishing is the restrict of aesthetics at its starting. The paintings of Hegel, Schelling and Jaspers are mentioned so as to argue for the start of aesthetics there the place wisdom ends.

Philosophical thematic is contextualized through sections on artists resembling Duchamp and Mondrian, and on a few motion pictures, scary curiosity of aestheticians operating in artwork background and cultural reviews departments.

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