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In the Twilight Zone. Ambiguity and Aesthetics in Baumgarten


Berndt, Frauke (2009). In the Twilight Zone. Ambiguity and Aesthetics in Baumgarten. In: Berndt, Frauke; Kammer, Stephan. Amphibolie - Ambiguität - Ambivalenz. Würzburg: Verlag Königshausen & Neumann, 121-136.

Abstract

The conflict between rcason and its media has not only formed the basis of modern aesthetics, but also - as is generally accepted 250 years after the publicacion of Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten's writings - of cultural studies. In this paper, I would like to provide a brief outline of the founding preconditions of this aesthetic theory by, firstly, elucidating rhe ambiguity of acsthetics (I); secondly by showing how Baumgarten roots this aesthetic ambiguity in an ambiguity of rhctoric (II); thirdly and finally by retracing the processes by which he, on the premise of such rhetorical ambiguity, eventually arrives at a metaphysics of ambiguity (III).

Abstract

The conflict between rcason and its media has not only formed the basis of modern aesthetics, but also - as is generally accepted 250 years after the publicacion of Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten's writings - of cultural studies. In this paper, I would like to provide a brief outline of the founding preconditions of this aesthetic theory by, firstly, elucidating rhe ambiguity of acsthetics (I); secondly by showing how Baumgarten roots this aesthetic ambiguity in an ambiguity of rhctoric (II); thirdly and finally by retracing the processes by which he, on the premise of such rhetorical ambiguity, eventually arrives at a metaphysics of ambiguity (III).

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Item Type:Book Section, not_refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of German Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:430 German & related languages
Language:German
Date:2009
Deposited On:13 Oct 2016 06:30
Last Modified:07 Apr 2020 06:58
Publisher:Verlag Königshausen & Neumann
ISBN:978-3-8260-4000-9
OA Status:Closed
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