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Existential aesthetics

Maes, Hans R.V. (2022) Existential aesthetics. The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, . Article Number kpac018. ISSN 1540-6245. (doi:10.1093/jaac/kpac018) (KAR id:95589)


Abstract The aim of what I propose to call “existential aesthetics” is to investigate the various ways in which art and certain kinds of aesthetic practice or aesthetic experience can be of existential importance to people. Section I provides a definition of existential aesthetics, while Section II delineates this emerging field from cognate areas of research. Sections III and IV explore various subcategories and examples of existential aesthetics. Section V seeks to identify important avenues for future research and Section VI presents some concluding thoughts about the potential of existential aesthetics and why philosophers should be encouraged to fulfill this potential.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/jaac/kpac018
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Uncontrolled keywords: Music, Philosophy, Visual Arts and Performing Arts
Subjects: N Visual Arts
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Arts
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Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2022 14:35 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2022 14:35 UTC
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