Reconstituting the Body Politic: Enlightenment, Public Culture and the Invention of Aesthetic Autonomy

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The concept that art must hart no instrumental function is a doctrine traditionally traced back to Kant's Critique of Judgment. In Reconstituting the Body Politic, Jonathan Hess proposes that this concept of autonomous art marks not a withdrawal from the political realm but the ultimate embodiment of Enlightenment political culture, a response to ...

Reconstituting the Body Politic: Enlightenment, Public Culture and the Invention of Aesthetic Autonomy 1999, Wayne State University Press, Detroit, MI

ISBN-13: 9780814327883

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