Project Promotionsverbund – Die andere Ästhetik. Reflexionsfiguren der Künste in der Vormoderne

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Acronym:
Promotionsverbund
Title:
Die andere Ästhetik. Reflexionsfiguren der Künste in der Vormoderne
Duration:
01/02/2014 to 31/01/2017
Abstract / short description:
In recent scholarship, aesthetics has been generally discussed within an evolutionary context. Despite this tendency, the discussion is still overshadowed by a powerful and very influential idealistic theory of aesthetics. Our PhD research network/training programme, however, is looking for yet a third way: neither does it seek the answers in the claim of an anthropological consistency as evolutionary aesthetics does, nor does it adhere to the idea of a teleologically based understanding of autonomous aesthetics. We therefore do not begin our research on the basis of theoretical writings but with reflections about art within literary texts or works of art themselves.
All these different types, figures, and topoi of aesthetic reflection have been grouped by the PhD network /training programme has the heading of „aesthetic (self-)reflection“. We intend to introduce this term as a concept of interdisciplinary research. Based on this concept we aim at opening up reflection for „another aesthetics“ in all its forms, functions and socio-cultural meanings.
Keywords:
Ästhetische Selbstreflexion (aesthetic (Self-)Reflecting)
aesthetics
Ästhetik
pre-modern times
Vormoderne
art
Kunst

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Institute of German Language and Literature
Department of Modern Languages, Faculty of Humanities
Research training group: Religious Knowledge in Pre-modern Europe (800-1800)
Research training groups

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Institute of German Language and Literature
Department of Modern Languages, Faculty of Humanities
Institute of German Language and Literature
Department of Modern Languages, Faculty of Humanities
Research training group: Religious Knowledge in Pre-modern Europe (800-1800)
Research training groups
Institute of Philology
Department of Ancient Studies and Art History, Faculty of Humanities

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Institute of German Language and Literature
Department of Modern Languages
Faculty of Humanities
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