Aesthetics After Metaphysics: From Mimesis to Metaphor by Miguel Beistegui

By Miguel Beistegui

This e-book makes a speciality of a measurement of paintings which the philosophical culture (from Plato to Hegel or even Adorno) has constantly ignored, such used to be its dedication – particular or implicit – to mimesis and the metaphysics of fact it presupposes. De Beistegui refers to this measurement, which unfolds outdoors the distance that stretches among the practical and the supersensible – the gap of metaphysics itself – because the hypersensible and exhibit how the operation of paintings to which it corresponds is better defined as metaphorical. The flow of the ebook, then, is from the classical or metaphysical aesthetics of mimesis (Part One) to the aesthetics of the hypersensible and metaphor (Part Two). opposed to a lot of the historical past of aesthetics and the metaphysical discourse on paintings, he argues that the philosophical worth of paintings doesn’t consist in its skill to bridge the distance among the practical and the supersensible, or the picture and the belief, and show the practical as proto-conceptual, yet to open up a unique feel of the practical. His target, then, is to shift the place and role that philosophy attributes to artwork.

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