Friday, December 23, 2016

Gadamer's Aesthetics SEP entry updated (SEP entry)

Gadamer's aesthetics - perhaps interesting for those interested in Plato, ancient Greek philosophy, aesthetics, and its relationship to hermeneutics.

Gadamer's Aesthetics
// Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Gadamer (1900 - 2002) does not provide an account of the aesthetic in any customary sense. His approach to art runs, in many ways, against conventional philosophical expectations. Aesthetic qualities are not debated in the manner of the analytic tradition of modern philosophy, nor does he concern himself overtly with the problems of aesthetic pleasure. Gadamer's approach to aesthetic experience stands squarely in the phenomenological tradition.