By Mario Perniola,Massimo Verdicchio
20th Century Aesthetics is a brand new account of overseas aesthetic notion through Mario Perniola, one in every of Italy's major modern thinkers. ranging from 4 conceptual fields – existence, shape, wisdom, motion - Perniola identifies the strains of aesthetic mirrored image that derive from them and elucidates them just about significant authors: from Dilthey to Foucault (aesthetics of life), from Wölfflin to McLuhan and Lyotard (aesthetics of form), from Croce to Goodman (aesthetics and knowledge), from Dewey to Bloom (aesthetics and action). there's additionally a 5th person who touches at the sphere of affectivity and emotionality, and which involves aesthetics from thinkers like Freud, Heidegger, Wittgenstein, Lacan, Derrida and Deleuze. the quantity concludes with an in depth 6th bankruptcy on eastern, chinese language, Indian, Islamic, Brazilian, South Korean and South East Asian aesthetic inspiration and at the current decline of Western aesthetic sensibility.
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