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Aesthetics and Aisthesis

New Perspectives and (Re)Discoveries


Hans Adler

Aesthetics originated in the mid-eighteenth century as a branch of the theory of cognition; it was then – from Kant on – limited to the arts, the beautiful, and the sublime; eventually – starting in the last decade of the twentieth century – aesthetics has been rediscovered in its full dimension as a theory of sensate cognition. This volume contains the contributions to the 33 rd Wisconsin Workshop. The articles cover the revaluation of the history of aesthetics, neurobiological aspects of the processing of aisthesis, and multiple aspects of the most recent very lively debates about the realm, scope, and pertinence of aesthetics.
Contents: Hans Adler: Aesthetics and Aisthetics: The Iota Question – Hinderk Emrich: Neurobiological Aspects of Aisthesis – Steven Krause: Analogical Reasoning: An Aesthetic Method – Christoph Weber: Free Nature Today: On the Preservation of Nature in the Fields of Aesthetics – Carsten Zelle: Constellations of Aesthetic Experience: Baumgarten/Bouhours - Jauß/Bubner/Welsch/Bohrer – Jochen Schulte-Sasse: Aesthetics, Aisthesis, and Linear Perspective – Sabine Gross: In Praise of Perambulation: Reflections on Perception, Embodied Subjects, and Learning Environments – Ivan Soll: Some Thoughts on the Development of Disinterestedness in Aesthetics.