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The Producer as Artist

Paul Crowther

in Critical Aesthetics and Postmodernism

Published in print February 1996 | ISBN: 9780198236238
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597268 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198236239.003.0005
The Producer as Artist

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Further analyses the question of artistic merit, starting from a critical discussion of Benjamin and Adorno using aspects of Kant's theory of art. Focuses on a clarification of the relations between politics, artistic merit, and aesthetic experience. Culminates in the introduction of critical aesthetics as a key methodological notion.

Keywords: artistic merit; Benjamin; Adorno; critical aesthetics; Kant; politics

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Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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