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Heidegger's Philosophy of Art

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ISBN-10: 0521616220

ISBN-13: 9780521616225

Edition: 2004

Authors: Julian Young

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This book, the first comprehensive study in English of Heidegger's philosophy of art, starts in the mid-1930s with Heidegger's discussion of the Greek temple and his Hegelian declaration that a great artwork gathers together an entire culture in affirmative celebration of its foundational 'truth', and that, by this criterion, art in modernity is 'dead'. His subsequent work on Hlderlin, whom he later identified as the decisive influence on his mature philosophy, led him into a passionate engagement with the art of Rilke, Czanne, Klee and Zen Buddhism, liberating him not only from the overly restrictive conception of art of the mid-1930s but also from the disastrous politics of the period.…    
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Book details

List price: $30.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/2/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 196
Size: 6.02" wide x 9.02" long x 0.51" tall
Weight: 0.682

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List of illustrations
List of abbreviations
'The Origin of the Work of Art'
Hegel and the 'death of art'
Heidegger's endorsement of Hegel
'Aesthetics' and the death of art
'Aesthetics' and 'enlightenment'
Heidegger's rejection of Hegel
The question: what is art?
Expanding the concept of art
Art as the 'opening up of world'
What is a 'world'?
Ontology and ethics
What is 'opening up'?
What is 'earth'?
'Earth' in the artwork
Difficulties in the account of 'earth' in the artwork
Great art is communal
The artwork creates a people
The artwork preserves a people
Clarity and the priority of poetry
Heidegger's self-criticisms
Holderlin: the early texts
'The Essence of Poetry'
'The absence and arrival of the gods'
Poetry, thought and politics
Not poet but thinker
Holderlin: the later texts
The festival
The modern poet's exclusion from 'the highest essence of art'
What are poets for in 'needy times'? The modern paradigm
The Apollonian and the Dionysian
The epic and the lyric
Is Holderlin a poet for 'needy times'?
Poetry and prose
The Ereignis
From the sublime to the holy
From Nikeism to waiting
Knowledge or faith?
Modern art
Anti-metaphysical art
Another 'turn'
What is dwelling?
East Asian art
Abstract art
A philosophy of art?