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Author Cascardi, Anthony J., 1953-

Title Consequences of Enlightenment / Anthony J. Cascardi.

Publication Info. Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.


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Description 1 online resource (viii, 268 pages).
Series Literature, culture, theory ; 30
Literature, culture, theory ; 30.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. The consequences of Enlightenment -- 2. Aesthetics as critique -- 3. The difficulty of art -- 4. Communication and transformation: aesthetics and politics in Habermas and Arendt -- 5. The role of aesthetics in the radicalization of democracy -- 6. Infinite reflection and the shape of praxis -- 7. Feeling and/as force.
Summary What is the relationship between contemporary intellectual culture and the European Enlightenment it claims to reject? In Consequences of Enlightenment, Anthony J. Cascardi revisits the arguments advanced in Horkheimer and Adorno's seminal work Dialectic of Enlightenment. Cascardi argues against the view that postmodern culture has rejected Enlightenment beliefs and explores instead the continuities contemporary theory shares with Kant's theory of judgment. The positive consequences of Kant's failed ambition to bring the project of Enlightenment to completion, he argues, are evident in the aesthetic basis on which subjectivity has survived in the contemporary world.
Cascardi explores the link between aesthetics and politics in thinkers as diverse as Habermas, Derrida, Arendt, Nietzsche, Hegel, and Wittgenstein in order to reverse the tendency to see works of art simply in terms of the worldly practices among which they are situated. Works of art, he argues, are themselves capable of disclosing truth. The book explores the post-Enlightenment implications of Kant's claim that feeling, and not only cognition, may provide a ground for knowledge.
Note Print version record.
Subject Horkheimer, Max, 1895-1973. Philosophische Fragmente.
Philosophische Fragmente (Horkheimer, Max) (OCoLC)fst01362888
Aesthetics -- Political aspects.
Aesthetics, Modern -- 20th century.
PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Modern.
PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- General.
Aesthetics, Modern. (OCoLC)fst00798800
Aesthetics -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst00798712
Enlightenment. (OCoLC)fst00912527
Dialektik der Aufklärung (Adorno & Horkheimer)
Verlichting (cultuurgeschiedenis)
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Other Form: Print version: Cascardi, Anthony J., 1953- Consequences of Enlightenment. Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999 052148149X (DLC) 98021467 (OCoLC)39002871
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