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    Einleitung.Eva Backhaus, Karin Bovisi, Jochen Schuff & Achim Vesper - 2023 - Zeitschrift für Ästhetik Und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft 68 (2):14-15.
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    The Universality of Aesthetic Effects.Jane Boddy, Hanna Brinkmann, Eva Specker, Michael Forster, Helmut Leder & Raphael Rosenberg - 2023 - Zeitschrift für Ästhetik Und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft 68 (2):148-170.
    This paper challenges the assumption that lines, colors, and shapes have aesthetic effects that are the same for everyone. From an interdisciplinary perspective of art history and empirical aesthetics, we argue that assigning aesthetic effects to specific lines or colors may well be a valid theory for some aesthetic encounters, it falls short of explaining universal aesthetic effects. Our analysis proceeds in four steps: We begin by reconsidering the notion of aesthetic effect as defined in the tradition of Goethe. We (...)
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    Lubitsch-Touch und Wilder-Spaß, oder: Philosophie als komische Wissenschaft.Josef Früchtl - 2023 - Zeitschrift für Ästhetik Und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft 68 (2):40-46.
    Ever since ›Die Kunst der Entzweiung‹, one can detect a certain Lubitsch touch at work in Martin Seel’s books: subtlety, wit, finesse, elegance, nonchalance. In a general typology that tentatively orders philosophy in its relation to comedy, Seel accordingly belongs to the wellknown type of irony and humour. However, this type can only show its strength when it absorbs the unsettling intensity of experiences and the sting of indissoluble opposites, a synthesis for which Billy Wilder stands cinematically.
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    Totalisierungen und Fiktionen.Christian Grüny - 2023 - Zeitschrift für Ästhetik Und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft 68 (2):104-124.
    The essay discusses the claim and the attempt to theoretically grasp the entire artistic production of the present, the possibility of which is suggested by a philosophical concept of art in the singular. On the basis of Umberto Eco’s reconceptualization of the code of a language as a heuristic fiction, it analyzes various attempts of mapping and categorizing certain historic developments and fields in the arts and contemporary attempts of writing a global history of art and music, respectively. Finally, it (...)
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    Sich-bestimmen-Lassen.Jürgen Habermas - 2023 - Zeitschrift für Ästhetik Und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft 68 (2):68-87.
    With a philosopher like Martin Seel, reflecting this closely on the literary form in which to present his ideas, it is not surprising that philosophy of language makes for a focus of interest. Since my own interest also points in this direction, I will start with Seel’s groundbreaking essay on literal and figurative speech (I). I will then deal with the concept of ›letting oneself be determined‹ as the pivotal point of Martin Seel’s philosophy (II). The resulting pragmatist understanding of (...)
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    Pop-Ästhetiken.Thomas Hecken & Sebastian Berlich - 2023 - Zeitschrift für Ästhetik Und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft 68 (2):126-147.
    ›Pop‹ often functions as an abbreviation of ›popular‹. If that is the case, ›pop‹ includes talk of ›simple,‹ ›catchy‹, ›vivid‹ and/or ›standardised‹, ›schematised‹ and/or ›charming‹, ›spectacular‹ artefacts as well as their ›lively‹, ›unmediated‹ or ›conditioned‹, ›passive‹, ›merely sensual‹ reception. This essay reconstructs precisely those approaches to a pop aesthetic, from Richard Hamilton, among others, to cultural studies and German-language pop discourse, that deviate from this and offer an independent position. Three areas of such pop aesthetics are examined in more detail: (...)
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    Seel und Schiller.Axel Honneth - 2023 - Zeitschrift für Ästhetik Und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft 68 (2):62-67.
    The paper aims at demonstrating that Martin Seel’s aesthetic theory suffers from the same unresolved tension that can be found in Schiller’s ›Letters on the Aesthetic Education of Man‹: On the one hand, art is assigned the task of bringing to our attention the undiminished complexity of an object’s qualitative properties; on the other hand, however, art is also given the role of putting us into a state of »active determinability« thanks to its liquefaction of all our well-rehearsed determinations and (...)
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    So ist es.Andrea Kern & Sebastian Rödl - 2023 - Zeitschrift für Ästhetik Und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft 68 (2):30-39.
    Martin Seel wonders how it is possible to liberate oneself from wanting to be right. In the following, we will ask whether the idea of a wanting to be right is so much as intelligible. For if one thinks about thinking and asks what it means to think something, then the idea of wanting to be right seems to have no place. Both the possibility and the necessity of a liberation from wanting to be right seem to dissolve. And yet, (...)
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    Wider Willen, oder: Wie man nicht recht haben wollen kann.Christoph Menke - 2023 - Zeitschrift für Ästhetik Und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft 68 (2):24-30.
    Is wanting not to be right – the endeavor that Martin Seel not only explores and defends but practices in his eponymous book (›Nichtrechthabenwollen‹) – the expression of a paradox, a self-contradictory undertaking? It is indeed if to want something means to judge it as right. The text proposes to understand the wanting Martin Seel speaks of differently. This can be done with the help of the figure of »active passivity,« in which Seel sees the essential thought of Adorno.
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    Eine wahrscheinliche Methodik von Martin Seel.Carlos Pereda - 2023 - Zeitschrift für Ästhetik Und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft 68 (2):48-53.
    The German philosophical tradition has always been open to challenges that can be seen as a continuum. This text discusses Friedrich Nietzsche as a master of wild challenges and Martin Seel as a master of friendly challenges, often blurring the line between them. In doing so, it challenges traditional truth debates by raising questions about the circumstances of truth and the practical aspects of truth orientation. Because Seel uses challenges as hermeneutical resources, he conceives of challenge as a method for (...)
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    Antworten.Martin Seel - 2023 - Zeitschrift für Ästhetik Und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft 68 (2):88-102.
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    Philosophie des Neutralen.Christiane Voss - 2023 - Zeitschrift für Ästhetik Und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft 68 (2):16-22.
    This text is about Martin Seel’s philosophical experiment on »not wanting to be right« in the light of concepts of the neutral, as found in French philosophy (Nancy, Blanchot). In the »neither-nor« and »both-as-well« positionings neutralize themselves undialectically. In relation to this, the relationship between art and philosophy can be systematically redefined. According to the thesis of this essay, both fields gain their comparability, difference, and specific contour through their complementary relationship to the neutral.
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    Historische Erfahrung, kulturelle Sensibilität und Martin Seels Problem mit Thomas Mann.Rolf Zimmermann - 2023 - Zeitschrift für Ästhetik Und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft 68 (2):54-61.
    Martin Seel once made a very derogatory comment on Thomas Mann’s ›Doktor Faustus‹, which can also be called »Nietzsche novel«. I take this as an opportunity to appreciate, in a broader perspective, a thinking born from historical experience and cultural sensitivity in the context of Adorno and Nietzsche. Thomas Mann’s confrontation with the ambivalence of modernity, motivated by National Socialism, points to an unsurpassable intellectual imprint that he shares with Adorno’s experience-bound philosophy. Adorno’s theory of art is aptly corrected by (...)
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    Kunst ohne Macht.Alexander Garcia Düttmann - 2023 - Zeitschrift für Ästhetik Und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft 68 (1):120-129.
    Adorno conceives of art as something tied to its material. He understands artistic material as historically mediated: it confronts artists with technical problems that keep renewing themselves. Artworks solve these problems. When they succeed, they can only be the way they are. Their power lies in this impossibility of imagining them any different from how they appear to be. However, Adorno also suggests another idea of art: the idea of art without power.
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    Von der Konstellation zum dialektischen Bild.Christoph Hubig - 2023 - Zeitschrift für Ästhetik Und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft 68 (1):90-118.
    The connection between Adorno’s music aesthetics and his conception of a negative dialectic lies in the dark, not least because Adorno’s implicitly dialectical mode of argumentation cannot usually be precisely grasped and adequately located. Against this background, this article does not aim to apply a preconceived notion of dialectics to Adorno’s music-aesthetic writings, but rather to develop one on the other. With a view to the three-step ›constellation – insertion of meaning (»Sinn-Einlegen«) – dialectical image‹, Adorno’s statements on Beethoven, Wagner, (...)
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    Besprechung: Christoph Menke: Theorie der Befreiung, Berlin: Suhrkamp 2022, 718 S.Ralf Konersmann - 2023 - Zeitschrift für Ästhetik Und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft 68 (1):144-148.
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    Plastische Justiz.Daniel Loick - 2023 - Zeitschrift für Ästhetik Und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft 68 (1):64-77.
    In bourgeois societies, the dominant dispositif that regulates how past wrongs are dealt with is juridical. Can or should radical political movements in general and critical artistic interventions in particular also make use of that form of court? I discuss this question in light of an argument between Michel Foucault and two Maoist comrades on the question of popular justice. I present the German NSU tribunals as best practice examples: They show how the form and content of tribunals can be (...)
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    Soziale Plastik.Christoph Menke - 2023 - Zeitschrift für Ästhetik Und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft 68 (1):32-48.
    This essay examines how Joseph Beuys uses the social plastic concept (›soziale Plastik‹) to think about the relationship between art and democracy. To this end, the first part analyzes the oppositions that define this concept in order to read them as the basic determinations of a dialectical concept of democracy. Against this background, the second part of the essay deals with how Beuys understands the contribution of art to democracy. In doing so, Beuys’ statement ›Every man is an artist‹ is (...)
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    Wirklichkeit und Distanz.Ansgar Mohnkern - 2023 - Zeitschrift für Ästhetik Und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft 68 (1):130-138.
    In times of an omnipresent interest in Hans Blumenberg’s work, this essay investigates motives of a type of philosophy which, in tracing metaphor, myth, rhetoric, and technology, apparently follows one goal: to keep reality at a distance. With a particular eye on a peculiarly forced reading of Kafka, which can be found in Blumenberg’s posthumous convolute about ›Die nackte Wahrheit‹, some contradictions however become apparent which may not only be of theoretical nature but may also be related to the institutional (...)
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    Ökologie und Umgestaltung der Demokratie.Corine Pelluchon - 2023 - Zeitschrift für Ästhetik Und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft 68 (1):78-89.
    Why do we continue to adopt lifestyles that are destructive to both the ecological and social levels? The relative failure of environmental ethics is, above all, due to the fact that it has neither been able to link ecology with a philosophy of existence that could enable people to respect nature and its beauty, nor to indicate the way to a possible renewal of democracy. One has to face this double task. By considering everything we live on and depend upon (...)
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    Materialität, Affektformierung und ästhetischer Widerstand, oder worin der Feminismus plastischer ist als Joseph Beuys.Francesca Raimondi - 2023 - Zeitschrift für Ästhetik Und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft 68 (1):14-31.
    Beginning with the meeting between Joseph Beuys and representatives of the American Women’s Liberation Movement, the article compares their respective political and aesthetic practices. Against the backdrop of an increased appeal to the politicity of art and the celebration of Joseph Beuys as one of its great pioneers, the text argues that Beuys’s notion of democracy and his attempts to form a social movement were far less radical and plastic (in his own sense) than those of the feminists and highlights (...)
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    La Rivoluzione siamo noi.Ludger Schwarte - 2023 - Zeitschrift für Ästhetik Und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft 68 (1):50-62.
    My text adopts Joseph Beuys’ reflections on the revolution that we are, on anti-art, and on the plastic process, highlights parallels in Hannah Arendt and Cornelius Castoriadis and attempts to develop guidelines for the plastic democracy of the future from them.
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    Plastische Demokratie.Ludger Schwarte - 2023 - Zeitschrift für Ästhetik Und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft 68 (1):12-13.
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    Besprechung: Zhu Zhirong: Philosophie der chinesischen Kunst, Berlin/Münster: LIT 2020, 351 S.Clemens von Haselberg - 2023 - Zeitschrift für Ästhetik Und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft 68 (1):140-143.
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