Aesthetics, Embodiment, Dualism, and a Reading List


Info about Kant's Aesthetics is here and here.


My Reading List

Berleant, Arnold. “Aesthetic Embodiment.” Online here.

Thiessen, Gesa Elsbeth.Theological Aesthetics: A Reader

Johnson, Mark.The Meaning of the Body: Aesthetics of Human Understanding.

Scarry, Elaine. On Beauty and Being Just.

Adorno, Theodor. Aesthetic Theory.

Kehl, Medard.The Von Balthasar Reader.

Oliver, Kelly. Ed. Psychoanalysis, Aesthetics, and Politics in the Work of Julia Kristeva.

Crowther, Paul. Art and Embodiment: From Aesthetics to Self-Consciousness.

2 Responses

  1. i really enjoyed this.
    my internets just ate up a response i wrote that connected this back to one of your earliest vids on theopoetics. no time right now to re-write, so i'll condense it to..
    i find this stuff really helpful as an artist thinking about relationship between me and my work and the role of the "viewer"
    this really connects with some foundational notions of the self and the falsehood of objectivity in feminist academia
    and your latter comments here struck me as a nice companion to the opening pages of the final chapter (6) of Woolf's A Room of One's Own — i was just re-reading it yesterday. she gazes out the window and contemplates the relationship between the mind and the world/"reality" and the perplexing embodied experience it is to even have a mind at all.  she both desires and is frustrated by duality (of the sexes, the brain and the inner/outer world). her contemplation and her frustrations on this are well worth a read i think.

    looking forward to more of these.


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