The Aesthetic Turn in Political Thought

The Aesthetic Turn in Political Thought The growing exploration of political life from an aesthetic perspective has become so prominent that we can now speak of an aesthetic turn in political theory But what does it mean and why an aestheti

  • Title: The Aesthetic Turn in Political Thought
  • Author: Nikolas Kompridis
  • ISBN: 9781441149954
  • Page: 157
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The growing exploration of political life from an aesthetic perspective has become so prominent that we can now speak of an aesthetic turn in political theory But what does it mean and why an aesthetic turn This collection of essays aims to answer such questions from a variety of perspectives, to think in a new way about the possibilities and weaknesses of democratic pThe growing exploration of political life from an aesthetic perspective has become so prominent that we can now speak of an aesthetic turn in political theory But what does it mean and why an aesthetic turn This collection of essays aims to answer such questions from a variety of perspectives, to think in a new way about the possibilities and weaknesses of democratic politics.The book first outlines the theoretical motivations and historical conditions that led to the turn to aesthetics Essays then call attention to the presence of aesthetic themes and arguments in political theory as well as to parallels between theories of aesthetics and politics, revealing how much political theory can gain from making use of aesthetic modes of thought They demonstrate that much of what is essential to democratic politics can in fact only be disclosed through aesthetic theorizing.A significant contribution to the contemporary debate in political theory, The Aesthetic Turn in Political Thought will appeal to all students interested in the interdisciplinary crossroads of aesthetic and politics.

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