Aesthetics in Contemporary Philosophy. Esthetique dans la philosophie contemporaine

Proceedings of the International Institute of Philosophy Conference. Actes des Entretiens de l'Institut International de Philosophie. Tokyo 2006

Edited by: Tomonobu Imamichi, Hans Lenk

Philosophers from different regions of the world who had participated in the IIP Annual Meeting on "Aesthetics in Contemporary Philosophy" in Tokyo, 2006, analysed and discussed questions trying to connect the traditional aesthetic approaches with contemporary interpretation. Starting from the outstanding paragon example of ancient Greek art we have here comparative studies of experiencing and judging the beautiful and artistic characteristics in different cultural traditions like the Far East with its huge variety of traditions, roots and interactions between the Buddhist and Chinese as well as the Japanese arts. Is there any common essence or property which characterises an object or performance as artistic or of high quality? What are the roots and characteristics of artistic processes and creativity?

296 pages

Publication Date: 5/22/2009
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783825819125