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Doing Aesthetics with Arendt: How to See Things

Cecilia Sjöholm


Cecilia Sjöholm reads Hannah Arendt as a philosopher of the senses, grappling with questions of vision, hearing, and touch even in her political work. Constructing an Arendtian theory of aesthetics from the philosopher’s fragmentary writings on art and perception, Sjöholm begins a vibrant new chapter in Arendt scholarship that expands her relevance for contemporary philosophers. Arendt wrote thoughtfully about the role of sensibility and aesthetic judgment in political life and on the power of art to enrich human experience. Sjöholm draws a clear line from Arendt’s consideration of these subje ... More

Keywords: Aesthetics, Arendt, Perception, Judgment, art

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231173087
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231173087.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cecilia Sjöholm, author
Södertörn University

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