Philosophical aesthetics has seen an amazing revival over the past decade, as a radical questioning of the very grounds of Western epistemology has revealed that some antinomies of aesthetic experience and in particular of the limits of the aesthetical can be viewed as a general, yet necessarily open model for human understanding In this revival, no text in the classical corpus of Western philosophy has been frequently discussed than the complex paragraphs modestly inserted into Kant s Critique of Judgment as sections 23 29 the Analytic of the Sublime.This book is a rigorous explication de texte, a close reading of these sections First, Lyotard reconstitutes, following the letter of Kant s analysis, the philosophical context of his critical writings and of the European Enlightenment Second, because the analytic of the sublime reveals the inability of aesthetic experience to bridge the separate realms of theoretical and practical reason, Lyotard can connect his reconstitution of Kant s critical project with today s debates about the very conditions and limits of presentation in general.Lyotard enables us to see the sublime as a model for reflexive thinking generally via his concept of the differend, which emphasizes the inevitability of conflicts and incompatibilities between different notions and phrases The Analytic of the Sublime, he points out, tries to argue that human thought is always constituted through a similar incompatibility between different intellectual and affective faculties These lessons thus highlight the analysis of a differend of feeling in Kant s text, which is also the analysis of a feeling of differend, and connect this feeling with the transport that leads all thought critical thought included to its limits. Read Lessons on the Analytic of the Sublime Author Jean-François Lyotard – bluevapours.co.uk
Jean Fran ois Lyotard DrE, Literature, University of Paris X, 1971 was a French philosopher and literary theorist He is well known for his articulation of postmodernism after the late 1970s and for his analysis of the impact of postmodernity on the human condition.He went to primary school at the Paris Lyc es Buffon and Louis le Grand and later began studying philosophy at the Sorbonne After graduation, in 1950, he took a position teaching philosophy in Constantine in French East Algeria He married twice in 1948 to Andr e May, with whom he had two daughters, and for a second time in 1993 to the mother of his son, who was born in 1986.
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- Lessons on the Analytic of the Sublime
- Jean-François Lyotard
- 11 October 2018 Jean-François Lyotard