Intercultural Aesthetics

A Worldview Perspective

  • Antoon Van den Braembussche
  • Heinz Kimmerle
  • Nicole Note

Table of contents

About this book

Introduction

In this book the editors brought together outstanding articles concerning intercultural aesthetics.  The concept ‘Intercultural aesthetics’ creates a home space for an artistic cross-fertilization between cultures, and for heterogeneity, but it is also firmly linked with the intercultural turn within Western and non-Western philosophy.  The book is divided into two parts, yet one can sense a clear unity throughout the whole book.  This unity is related to the underlying subject that the different authors, each in their own way and from their own background, try to reveal. They use related, and overlapping terms such as  ‘the suchness of things’, ‘dancing and shaping lives’, ‘presenting a meaning  beyond words, presenting the unpresentable, experiencing’, in order to bring to our awareness the genuine importance of the non-conceptual, next to the conceptual.  Several authors moreover take on a reflective, and at times even a self-reflective stance, pointing to the intrinsic relation between cultural aesthetics and ethics, making this book unique in its kind.

Keywords

Cultural Turn Philosophy of art aesthetics art and trauma comparative aesthetics ethics intercultural philosophy philosophy

Editors and affiliations

  • Antoon Van den Braembussche
    • 1
  • Heinz Kimmerle
    • 2
  • Nicole Note
    • 3
  1. 1.Brussels Free UniversityBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Foundation for Intercultural PhilosophyErasmus University RotterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Leo Apostel Centre for Interdisciplinary StudiesBrussels Free UniversityBrusselsBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5780-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-4507-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-5780-9
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