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The Decision Between Us: Art and Ethics in the Time of Scenes

John Paul Ricco

Abstract

Based upon his reading of the contemporary French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy on sense, aesthetics and ethics, in this book John Paul Ricco argues that separation is the archi-spatiality or spaciousness of existence; that aesthetics is the technique and praxis for sustaining a standing in this groundless ground; and that the ethical is the decision of this stance, and of partaking and sharing in this scene of separated spacing with other people and things. By discussing various works of modern and contemporary art, literature and philosophy including Robert Rauschenberg's Erased DeKooning Drawi ... More

Keywords: Jean-Luc Nancy, Roland Barthes, Robert Rauschenberg, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Marguerite Duras, Readymade, Separation, Ethical Decision, Unbecoming

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780226717777
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226113371.001.0001

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John Paul Ricco, author

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