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Everyday Aesthetics

Yuriko Saito

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199278350
eISBN:
9780191707001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278350.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Everyday aesthetic experiences and concerns occupy a large part of our aesthetic life. However, because of their prevalence and mundane nature, we tend not to pay much attention to them, let alone ... More


Significance of Everyday Aesthetics

Yuriko Saito

in Everyday Aesthetics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199278350
eISBN:
9780191707001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278350.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter argues for the need for everyday aesthetics for pragmatic reasons by taking the environmental ramifications of our everyday aesthetic tastes and decisions as an example. We make ... More


Everyday Aesthetic Qualities and Transience

Yuriko Saito

in Everyday Aesthetics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199278350
eISBN:
9780191707001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278350.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

We normally react to manifestations of aging and different degrees of cleanliness and organization by cleaning, organizing, restoring, or discarding. These familiar reactions are rather complex, ... More


Conclusion

Yuriko Saito

in Everyday Aesthetics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199278350
eISBN:
9780191707001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278350.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Several issues emerge from exploring everyday aesthetics. First, its normative mission to illuminate the hidden aesthetic potential of the ordinary may conflict with its descriptive role in analyzing ... More


1 The Aesthetic

Stephen Davies

in The Artful Species: Aesthetics, Art, and Evolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199658541
eISBN:
9780191746253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658541.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Science

This chapter defends a broad view of the aesthetic—experiences of the beautiful or the sublime—against two widely accepted alternatives. The first equates the aesthetic with all pleasurable ... More


Aesthetic Responses to Political Fictions: Pynchon and the Violence of Narrative Chance

Steven Belletto

in No Accident, Comrade: Chance and Design in Cold War American Narratives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199826889
eISBN:
9780199932382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199826889.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

After a brief comparison of Ian Hacking’s intellectual history The Taming of Chance to William Gaddis’s novel The Recognitions (1955), chapter two analyzes Thomas Pynchon’s first novel, V. (1963), ... More


5 Humans’ Aesthetic Appreciation of Nonhuman Animals

Stephen Davies

in The Artful Species: Aesthetics, Art, and Evolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199658541
eISBN:
9780191746253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658541.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Science

Having traced the intimacy of humans’ relationship to and dependence on animals from our earliest history, this chapter lists a variety of aesthetic approaches that can be adopted toward them. Some ... More


The Zemblan Who Came in from the Cold: Nabokov’s Cold War

Steven Belletto

in No Accident, Comrade: Chance and Design in Cold War American Narratives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199826889
eISBN:
9780199932382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199826889.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Vladimir Nabokov has been taken by many readers to be pugnaciously apolitical in his work—indeed, until very recently, few critics have thought of Nabokov as engaging political questions at all. ... More


Judging at the “End of Reasons”: Rethinking the Aesthetic Turn

Linda M. G. Zerilli

in A Democratic Theory of Judgment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226397849
eISBN:
9780226398037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226398037.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Examines the aesthetic turn in contemporary democratic theory as it bears on the question of judgment. Hume's argument in "Of the Standard of Taste" is examined with an eye to the limitations of a ... More


Wounds of Desire

Derek Hirst and Steven N. Zwicker

in Andrew Marvell, Orphan of the Hurricane

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199655373
eISBN:
9780191742118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655373.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

This chapter begins with an extended reading of Marvell's lyric masterpiece, The unfortunate Lover, and builds on the story of the self unfolded there to explore Marvell's writings amid revolution ... More


Lukács’ late aesthetic and film theory: The Specificity of the Aesthetic/Die Eigenart des Ästhetischen

in Lukácsian film theory and cinema: A study of Georg Lukács’ writings on film, 1913-71

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719078842
eISBN:
9781781701706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078842.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The bulk of Georg Lukács' major writings over the 1931–63 period were concerned with questions of literary criticism or political philosophy. This chapter focuses on The Specificity of the Aesthetic ... More


The Aesthetic Mind: Philosophy and Psychology

Elisabeth Schellekens and Peter Goldie (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199691517
eISBN:
9780191731815
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691517.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

This collection of original essays from leading researchers across a wide range of disciplines engages with a number of issues concerning ‘the aesthetic mind’. It is the only collection which ... More


6 Landscape Aesthetics

Stephen Davies

in The Artful Species: Aesthetics, Art, and Evolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199658541
eISBN:
9780191746253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658541.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Science

Evolutionary psychologists have argued that landscapes elicit primeval aesthetic reactions according to their suitedness to the lives of our foraging forebears. This is plausible to some extent, ... More


Bewildering: Paul de Man, Poetry, Politics

Kevin Newmark

in Irony on Occasion: From Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823240128
eISBN:
9780823240166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240128.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

No writer in the 20th century was more responsive to the possibilities and pitfalls of irony than Paul de Man. Although the term “irony” is not deployed in sustained manner in his last writings, it ... More


Consequences of Everyday Aesthetics

Yuriko Saito

in Aesthetics of the Familiar: Everyday Life and World-Making

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780199672103
eISBN:
9780191838682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199672103.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Despite the charge of triviality and insignificance, everyday aesthetics has a surprisingly powerful impact on the quality of life and the state of the world, for better or worse. From popular ... More


Afterness and Translation: The Politics of Carrying Across

Gerhard Richter

in Afterness: Figures of Following in Modern Thought and Aesthetics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157704
eISBN:
9780231530347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157704.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines translation as a form of afterness. It first considers Odo Marquard’s interpretation of Martin Heidegger’s aesthetic gestures, and in particular of the latter’s understanding of ... More


A Local Construction Site: OBAC, Chicago, and the Black Aesthetic

Jonathan Fenderson

in Building the Black Arts Movement: Hoyt Fuller and the Cultural Politics of the 1960s

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042430
eISBN:
9780252051272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042430.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter provides an institutional history of the Organization of Black American Culture (OBAC), one of the most renowned African American artist collectives of the Black Arts movement. It ... More


What is New Formalism?

Marjorie Levinson

in Thinking Through Poetry: Field Reports on Romantic Lyric

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198810315
eISBN:
9780191864841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810315.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a critical review of the new formalist movement, especially in the first years of the twenty-first century. It explores new formalism’s embattled relationship to the new ... More


Aesthetics of the Familiar: Everyday Life and World-Making

Yuriko Saito

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780199672103
eISBN:
9780191838682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199672103.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Everyday aesthetics was recently proposed as a challenge to the contemporary Anglo-American aesthetics discourse dominated by the discussion of art and beauty. This book responds to the subsequent ... More


Kant on Sex. Reconsidered

Helga Varden

in Sex, Love, and Gender: A Kantian Theory

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198812838
eISBN:
9780191850622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812838.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter argues that in order to overcome the problems haunting Kant’s own account, we simply need to do what he should have done. We need to correctly incorporate Kant’s complex account of human ... More


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