The Aesthetic Object as “Die Sache Selbst”

  • Mikel Dufrenne
Part of the Phaenomenologica book series (PHAE, volume 95)


I have always thought that aesthetics was a privileged path for philosophy — at least for a philosophy that goes “toward the concrete,” as Jean Wahl said, and cares more for describing than for systematizing. Such a philosophy starts from examining the first relation of the being in the world with the world, i.e., perception; but this phenomenology of perception does not prevent going further, up to metaphysics or ontology. I would like to show that the phenomenology of the aesthetic object can achieve this step.


Aesthetic Experience Speculative Thinking Aesthetic Object Aesthetic Perception Significative Apprehension 
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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Dordrecht/Boston/Lancaster 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mikel Dufrenne
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  1. 1.NanterreFrance

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