David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Stanford University Press (2005)
This book proposes that aesthetics begin not with concepts of being or semblance, but with a concept of appearing. Appearing bespeaks of the reality that all aesthetic objects share, however different they may otherwise be. For Martin Seel, appearing plays its part everywhere in the aesthetic realm, in all aesthetic activity. In his book, Seel examines the existential and cultural meaning of aesthetic experience. In doing so, he brings aesthetics and philosophy of art together again, which in continental as well as analytical thinking have been more and more separated in the recent decades. Within Seel’s framework, to apprehend things and events with respect to how they appear momentarily and simultaneously to our senses represents a genuine way for human beings to encounter the world. The consciousness that emerges here is an anthropologically central faculty. In perceiving the unfathomable particularity of a sensuously given we gain insight into the indeterminable of our lives. Attentiveness to what is appearing is therefore at the same time attentiveness to ourselves. This is also the case when works of art imagine past or future, probable or improbable presences. Artworks develop their transgressive energy from their presence as sense-catching forms. They bring about a special presence in which a presentation of close or distant presences comes about.
|Keywords||Aesthetics Appearance (Philosophy|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$12.40 used (53% off) $14.95 new (43% off) $16.43 direct from Amazon (37% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||BH39.S41813 2005|
|ISBN(s)||0804743800 0804743819 9780804743815|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Eduardo de La Fuente (2008). The Art of Social Forms and the Social Forms of Art: The Sociology-Aesthetics Nexus in Georg Simmel's Thought. Sociological Theory 26 (4):344 - 362.
Kathleen Stock & Katherine Thomson-Jones (eds.) (2008). New Waves in Aesthetics. Palgrave Macmillan.
Arnold Berleant (2005). Aesthetics and Environment: Variations on a Theme. Ashgate Pub. Ltd..
Malcolm Budd (1996). The Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature. British Journal of Aesthetics 36 (3):207-222.
R. M. Yost (1964). Price on Appearing and Appearances. Journal of Philosophy 61 (May):328-333.
R. Guay (2007). Aesthetics of Appearing. British Journal of Aesthetics 47 (4):449-451.
Barbara Bolt (ed.) (2007). Sensorium: Aesthetics, Art, Life. Cambridge Scholars Pub..
H. H. Price (1964). Appearing and Appearances. American Philosophical Quarterly 1 (January):3-19.
Anne D. R. Sheppard (1987). Aesthetics: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Art. Oxford University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads24 ( #70,447 of 1,098,429 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #285,057 of 1,098,429 )
How can I increase my downloads?