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Transfigurements: On the True Sense of Art

John Sallis


This book develops a framework for thinking about art through innovative readings of some of the most important philosophical writing on the subject by Kant, Hegel, and Heidegger. The author exposes new layers in their texts and theories while also marking their limits. By doing so, his aim is to show that philosophy needs to attend to art directly. Consequently, the author also addresses a wide range of works of art, including paintings by Raphael, Monet, and Klee; Shakespeare's comedies; and the music of Beethoven, Schubert, Mahler, and Tan Dun. Through these interpretations, he puts forth a ... More

Keywords: transfigurement, philosophy of art, Kant, Hegel, Heidegger, Raphael, Monet, Klee, Shakespeare, Beethoven

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780226734224
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226734231.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Sallis, author