Gadamer's Aesthetics

[Revised entry by Nicholas Davey on December 20, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Gadamer (1900 - 2002) does not provide an account of the aesthetic in any customary sense. His approach
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[Revised entry by Nicholas Davey on December 20, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Gadamer (1900 - 2002) does not provide an account of the aesthetic in any customary sense. His approach to art runs, in many ways, against conventional philosophical expectations. Aesthetic qualities are not debated in the manner of the analytic tradition of modern philosophy, nor does he concern himself overtly with the problems of aesthetic pleasure. Gadamer's approach to aesthetic experience stands squarely in the phenomenological tradition. He is primarily concerned...

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