The Aesthetics of Desire and Surprise: Phenomenology and Speculation

2016.04.13 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jadranka Skorin-Kapov, The Aesthetics of Desire and Surprise: Phenomenology and Speculation, Lexington Books, 2015, 185pp.,
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2016.04.13 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jadranka Skorin-Kapov, The Aesthetics of Desire and Surprise: Phenomenology and Speculation, Lexington Books, 2015, 185pp., $80.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781498518468. Reviewed by Cecilia Sjöholm, Södertörn University Gathering thinkers as diverse as Immanuel Levinas, Eugen Fink and Friedrich Schelling, this book certainly awakens the desire for a philosophical surprise; what can we expect from such a theme, especially since the book promises to reveal a new perspective on aesthetics? Jadranka Skorin-Kapov's book is a contribution to the discussion of what, after German idealism, phenomenology, and its development in, for instance, French 20th century philosophy, can be considered as aesthetic experience. In this vein, she defines what she calls aesthetic experience proper in the following way: it originates in a desire beyond the objective, transports us into an enigmatic moment of break which can be described in. . .

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