Existentialist Aesthetics

[Revised entry by Jean-Philippe Deranty on February 17, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Many of the philosophers commonly described as "existentialist" have made original and decisive
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[Revised entry by Jean-Philippe Deranty on February 17, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Many of the philosophers commonly described as "existentialist" have made original and decisive contributions to aesthetic thinking. In most cases, a substantial involvement in artistic practice (as novelists, playwrights or musicians) nourished their thinking on aesthetic experience. This is true already of two of the major philosophers who inspired 20th century existentialism: Soren Kierkegaard and...

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