9780631163022

The Ideology of the Aesthetic

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  • ISBN13:

    9780631163022

  • ISBN10:

    0631163026

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1991-01-08
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Summary

The Ideology of the Aesthetic presents a history and critique of the concept of the aesthetic throughout modern Western thought. As such, this is a critical survey of modern Western philosophy, focusing in particular on the complex relations between aesthetics, ethics and politics. Eagleton provides a brilliant and challenging introduction to these concerns, as characterized in the work of Kant, Schiller, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Heidegger, Lukacs, Adorno, Habermas, and others. Wide in span, as well as morally and politically committed, this is Terry Eagleton's major work to date. It forms both an original enquiry and an exemplary introduction.

Author Biography

Terry Eagleton is Professor of Cultural Theory and John Rylands Fellow at the University of Manchester. His works include The Ideology of the Aesthetic (1990), Literacy Theory: An Introduction (1983), Walter Benjamin (1981) and Marxism and Literacy Criticism (1976).

Table of Contents

Introduction
Free Particulars
The Law of the Heart
The Kantian Imaginary
Schiller and Hegemony
The World as Artefact
The Death of Desire
Absolutte Ironies
The Marxist Sublime
True Illusions
The Name of the Father
The Politics of Being
The Marxist Rabbi
Art After Auschwitz
From the Polis to Postmodernism
Index
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