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 Speculations V: Aesthetics in the 21st Century


Speculations V: Aesthetics in the 21st Century, May 2014, Edited by Ridvan Askin, Paul J. Ennis, Andreas Hägler and Philipp Schweighauser, ISBN:978-0692203163 

 

"Devoting a special issue to speculative realism and aesthetics thus not only provides an opportunity to survey what the speculative turn in all its variety might bring to the discourse on aesthetics, but comes with the added value of sharpening the focus on this variety itself. [...] one could thus say that for the contemporary rationalists, mathematics (Meillassoux) and science (Brassier) dictate the discourse on and the place of aesthetics within the larger framework of epistemology with the concomitant intent to hunt down any manifestation of the, in their view, illusory “immediacy thesis.” The empiricists (Harman and Grant, but also Shaviro and Morton) in turn insist upon “immediacy” and a theory of taste in disguise holding that we immediately taste something before we conceptually know it."

--Introduction: Aesthetics after the Speculative Turn, Ridvan Askin, Andreas Hägler, and Philipp Schweighauser. 

 

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--TABLE OF CONTENTS--

Introduction: Aesthetics after the Speculative Turn 

Ridvan Askin, Andreas Hägler, and Philipp Schweighauser (University of Basel)

 

PART I: THE ART OF THEORY

Non-Phenomenological Thought 

Steven Shaviro (Wayne State University)

Theodor Leiber and Kirsten Voigt (University of Augsburg, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

Matija Jelača (University of Pula)

Not Kant, Not Now

Claire Colebrook (Pennsylvania State University)

Katherine N. Hayles (Duke University)

Jon Cogburn and Mark Allan Ohm (Louisiana State University)

Miguel Penas López (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona & Université Toulouse II-Le Mirail)


PART II: THE THEORY OF ART

Graham Harman (American University in Cairo)

Bettina Funcke (School of Visual Arts)

Thomas Gokey

Robert Jackson (Lancaster University)

Roberto Simanowski (City University of Hong Kong)

Francis Halsall (National College of Art and Design, Dublin)

Magdalena Wisniowska (Royal Academy Schools)

Sjoerd van Tuinen (Erasmus University Rotterdam)