David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy and Social Criticism 29 (3):315-340 (2003)
Contemporary philosophical stances toward `artistic truth' derive from Kant's aesthetics. Whereas philosophers who share Kant's emphasis on aesthetic validity discount art's capacity for truth, philosophers who share Hegel's critique of Kant render artistic truth inaccessible. This essay proposes a critical hermeneutic account of aesthetic validity that supports a non-esoteric notion of artistic truth. Using Gadamer and Adorno to read Kant through Hegelian eyes, I reconstruct the aesthetic dimension from three polarities in modern Western societies. Then I describe aesthetic validity as an horizon of imaginative cogency governing the exploration, presentation and creative interpretation of aesthetic signs. The essay argues that aesthetic processes, so construed, are crucial to cultural pathfinding, and that aesthetic validity-claims in art talk contribute significantly to this pursuit. Aesthetic validity, cultural orientation and art talk constitute the hermeneutical matrix from which questions of artistic truth emerge
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
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
Salim Kemal (1997). Kant's Aesthetic Theory: An Introduction. St. Martin's Press.
Aaron Meskin (2004). Aesthetic Testimony: What Can We Learn From Others About Beauty and Art? Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 69 (1):65–91.
Gary Iseminger (2004). The Aesthetic Function of Art. Cornell University Press.
Immanuel Kant (2007/2005). Critique of Judgement. Oxford University Press.
Malcolm Budd (2007). The Intersubjective Validity of Aesthetic Judgements. British Journal of Aesthetics 47 (4):333-371.
Malcolm Budd (2008). Aesthetic Essays. Oxford University Press.
Kenneth F. Rogerson (2009). The Problem of Free Harmony in Kant's Aesthetics. State University of New York Press.
Lambert Zuidervaart (2004). Artistic Truth: Aesthetics, Discourse, and Imaginative Disclosure. Cambridge University Press.
M. W. Skees (2011). Kant, Adorno and the Work of Art. Philosophy and Social Criticism 37 (8):915-933.
Lambert Zuidervaart (2002). Art, Truth and Vocation: Validity and Disclosure in Heidegger's Anti-Aesthetics. Philosophy and Social Criticism 28 (2):153-172.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads13 ( #138,316 of 1,679,326 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #182,781 of 1,679,326 )
How can I increase my downloads?