Aesthetics as Phenomenology

Aesthetics as Phenomenology : The Appearance of Things

4.33 (3 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , Translated by 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days

When will my order arrive?

Available. Expected delivery to the United States in 8-11 business days.

Not ordering to the United States? Click here.


Connecting aesthetic experience with our experience of nature or with other cultural artifacts, Aesthetics as Phenomenology focuses on what art means for cognition, recognition, and affect-how art changes our everyday disposition or behavior. Gunter Figal engages in a penetrating analysis of the moment at which, in our contemplation of a work of art, reaction and thought confront each other. For those trained in the visual arts and for more casual viewers, Figal unmasks art as a decentering experience that opens further possibilities for understanding our lives and our world. -- Indiana University Press
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 292 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 16.51mm | 376g
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253015588
  • 9780253015587
  • 758,423

Table of contents

Translator's Foreword
Chapter One: Art, Philosophically
1. Why Art?
2. Which Art?
3. Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics
Chapter Two: Beauty
4. Free Play
5. Appearances and Things
6. Showing and Self-Showing
Chapter Three: Art Forms
7. Arts
8. Essential Determinations
9. Mixtures
Chapter Four: Nature
10. Oppositions
11. Limits and Inclusions
12. Primordial Appearance
Chapter Five: Space
13. Places
14. Emptiness
15. Here
Index of Names and Subjects
Index of Terms -- Indiana University Press
show more

Review quote

Aesthetics as Phenomenology is an important and potentially major contribution to the philosophy of art. * Phenomenological Reviews *
show more

About Gunter Figal

Gunter Figal is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Freiburg in Breisgau, Germany. He is author of Objectivity: Philosophy and the Hermeneutical and editor of The Heidegger Reader (IUP, 2009).

Jerome Veith teaches at Seattle University. -- Indiana University Press
show more

Rating details

3 ratings
4.33 out of 5 stars
5 33% (1)
4 67% (2)
3 0% (0)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X