Die anthropologische Ästhetik Arnold Gehlens und Helmuth Plessners 978-3-16-153559-8 - Mohr Siebeck
Cultural Studies

Michael Hog

Die anthropologische Ästhetik Arnold Gehlens und Helmuth Plessners

Entlastung der Kunst und Kunst der Entlastung

[The Anthropological Aesthetics of Arnold Gehlen and Helmuth Plessner. The Release of Art and the Art of Releasing.]

2015. VIII, 263 pages.

Philosophische Untersuchungen 36

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Michael Hog examines the complete works of both in search of the possibilities and limitations of anthropological aesthetics and an aesthetic anthropology, as well as the implications of these for modern art right up to the present time.
Since the 18th century, there have been numerous theoretical attempts to define aesthetics and art as essential human attributes. However, it was not until the development of modern philosophical anthropology in the 20th century that there was success in linking together philosophical, sociological and natural science aspects into a convincing overall concept. Astonishingly, the respective reflections of two of the most profiled representatives of philosophical anthropology – Arnold Gehlen and Helmuth Plessner – have hardly been acknowledged, despite their lifelong occupations with aesthetic and art-historical questions. Michael Hog examines the complete works of both in search of the possibilities and limitations of anthropological aesthetics and an aesthetic anthropology, as well as the implications of these for modern art right up to the present time.
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Michael Hog Geboren 1977; 1998–2005 Studium der Philosophie und Germanistik; 2013 Promotion im Fach Philosophie; seit 2013 Abteilungsleiter und Studienrat für Philosophie und Deutsch an der Freien Schule Anne-Sophie Berlin.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Philosophisches Jahrbuch — 124 (2017), S. 134–137 (Thomas Dworschak)