• Reflections on the Aesthetics of Violence

    Author(s):
    Arnold Berleant (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Subject(s):
    Violence, Aesthetics, Perception, Ethics
    Item Type:
    Conference paper
    Conf. Title:
    Philosofest: Practical Philosophy & and Philosophical Practice
    Conf. Org.:
    University of Ottawa/ St. Paul University
    Conf. Loc.:
    Canada
    Conf. Date:
    1-3 March 2019
    Tag(s):
    disinterestedness, negative aesthetics, aesthetic engagement, morality
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/aph9-1969
    Abstract:
    Violence has long been a factor in human life and has been widely depicted in the arts. This essay explores how the artistic and appreciative responses to violence have been practiced, understood, and valued. It emphasizes the difference between the aesthetics of distant, disinterested appreciation and the engaged appreciative experience of violence in the arts, and insists on the relevance of their behavioral and ethical implications.
    Notes:
    Keynote at 2019 Graduate Conference "Philosofest: Practical Philosophy & Philosophical Practice" at the University of Ottawa/St. Paul University, Canada, 1-3 March 2019. Lecture at the Marxist-Socialist Lecture Series, University of Maine, 28 February 2019. Forthcoming in Contemporary Aesthetics, Special Vol. 7 (2019). Plenary presentation at 21st ICA "Possible Worlds of Contemporary Aesthetics: Aesthetics between History, Geography and Media." The Univ. of Belgrade, Serbia, 22-26 July 2019.
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