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  1.  7
    Architecture, Art, And Moderate Moralism.Nöel Caroll - 2017 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 25 (52).
    In this essay Noël Carroll explores the question of whether a moral defect in a work of architectural art can ever also count as an aesthetic /artistic defect. Adopting the stance of a moderate moralist and mobilizing what has been called the “uptake argument,” he argues against the moderate autonomist that sometimes a moral defect in an architectural artwork can also be an aesthetic/artistic defect.
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    Lars-Olof Åhlberg, Notions Of The Aesthetic And Of Aesthetics: Essays On Art, Aesthetics, And Culture.Arto Haapala - 2017 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 25 (52).
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  3. Knut Ove Eliassen: Foucaults Begreper.Mathias Hein Jessen - 2017 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 25 (52).
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    Is There Really A Puzzle Over Negative Emotions And Aesthetic Pleasure?María José Alcaraz León - 2017 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 25 (52).
    Two seemingly contradictory aspects have marked art’s appreciation – and aesthetic appreciation in general. While an experience of pleasure seems to ground judgments of aesthetic value, some artworks seem to gain our praise by the very negative – unpleasant – experience they provoke. Known as the paradox of negative emotions, aestheticians have, at least since Aristotle, tried to deal with these cases and offer different explanations of the phenomenon. In this article, María José Alcaraz León does not directly offer an (...)
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  5. Introduction.Jacob Lund - 2017 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 25 (52).
    Rather than addressing an overall theme the present issue of The Nordic Journal of Aesthetics – in a new design by Studio Claus Due – presents independent articles of different scopes and perspectives.
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  6. Contributors.Jacob Lund - 2017 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 25 (52).
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  7. Nikos Papastergiadis: The Cultures Of The South As Cosmos.Nikos Papastergiadis - 2017 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 25 (52).
    As the Global South is increasingly interpenetrated by neo-liberal and authoritarian regimes the idea of the South as a site of emancipatory resistance and exotic cultural difference has ended. This article offers an alternative route into the cultures of the South. It focuses on the shifting forms of the South in contemporary visual art and outlines the possibilities of non-coercive forms of cultural exchange and the cartographies of a cosmopolitanism from below. This perspective on the South is most evident in (...)
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  8. Zoltan Somhegyi: Mother Nature’s Exhibition: On The Origins Of The Aesthetics Of Contemporary Northern Landscapes.Zoltán Somhegyi - 2017 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 25 (52).
    In this article Zoltán Somhegyi investigates the aesthetic qualities of Northern landscape representations, with a special focus on how contemporary examples are connected to classical ones. First he examines the history of the aesthetic appreciation of these sites, starting from their early modern reception and from the differentiation of “Northern” and “Mediterranean” landscapes: while the Mediterranean ones were highly valued already from the 15th–16th centuries on, the “wilder” Northern landscapes were admired mainly from Romanticism onwards. This has, among others, an (...)
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    A Precarious Construct: The Commission As A Curatorial Mode Of Inquiry.Sørensen Trine Friis - 2017 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 25 (52).
    This article turns on a curatorial project that Trine Friis Sørensen conducted in relation to the Danish Radio Archive by commissioning two artists, Kajsa Dahlberg and Olof Olsson, to engage with the archive and produce artworks in relation to it. Focusing on the practice of commissioning rather than its outcome, the article proposes to consider commissioning as a curatorial mode of inquiry into the DR Archive and in turn asks why we commission, how the commission works and what kind of (...)
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