An aesthetics of “realness”: Arendt on the work of art
2012 (English)In: Aesthetic Pathways, ISSN 2221-0326, Vol. 2, no 1, 31-48 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
To Hannah Arendt, the work of art is characterized as a "thought-thing." The expression, which is an elaboration of Kant, refers to the idea that art is both material and possible to de-sensualize and de-materialize. Art fills the function of sustaining cultures and providing a value of permanency. To Arendt, this function can in turn be guaranteed by the function of judgment, sensus communis, which she interprets in terms of a sense of "realness."
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 2, no 1, 31-48 p.
Arendt, art, aesthetics
Research subject Critical and Cultural Theory
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-17378OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-17378DiVA: diva2:570588
FunderThe Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies