Aleš Erjavec
Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts

 

ABSTRACT
In my paper I will examine some of the turning points in recent history of aesthetics. I claim that recent developments in aesthetics have not only broadened its range of interests and made it more up-to-date vis-à-vis concurrent art, but have also taken aesthetics into realms that were previously not its own. In this respect, I see Jacques Rancière as the pivotal figure, whose recent writings offer a possible novel – although also risky – endeavor. Furthermore, I will examine some other – divergent, but also highly productive – aesthetic theories of the recent decades.

KEY WORDS
aesthetics, history, Jacques Rancière, art, turning points

 

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SAJ Vol. 7, 2015, No. 1