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Aesthetics at Large: Volume 1: Art, Ethics, Politics

Thierry de Duve


It has been the author’s conviction since Kant after Duchamp (MIT Press, 1996) that Marcel Duchamp’s readymades have forced the cultural critic who takes them seriously to rethink the “concept” of art from the ground up, but in such a way that continuity with the art of the past would not be jettisoned. The crucible for this conviction is whether the appreciation of post-Duchamp art is still “aesthetic” or not. Aesthetics at Large argues that it is, that it must be, and that there is no better account of aesthetic judgment than the one given by Immanuel Kant in his Critique of Judgment. Taking ... More

Keywords: aesthetics, art, Critique of Judgment, ethics, Immanuel Kant, politics, sensus communis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780226546568
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226546872.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thierry de Duve, author
Hunter College, City University of New York