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Aesthetics: aesthetics is generally the doctrine of perception in the philosophical tradition. In the narrower sense it is the investigation of the question of why we find certain things beautiful or ugly. Here, historical changes as well as cultural differences are taken into account. In modernity, the question of the enlightenment effect and the social power of works of art has also become relevant. See also art, works of art, beauty, perception, society, autonomy, recognition.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Walter Benjamin on Aesthetics - Dictionary of Arguments

Bolz II 19
Aesthetics/Benjamin: Benjamin announces its claim in the concept of criticism. Especially through romantic Kant-reception with Friedrich Schlegel.
Bolz II 15
History/Benjamin: History is interwoven with aesthetics in Benjamin.
Bolz II 107
Aesthetics/Benjamin: asthetics becomes the new leading science as perception science. Objects: fashion, advertising, afichen (posters), architecture, everything becomes the decipherable picture. Liberation of the object from the aura.
>Aura, >Image, >Code, >Interpretation.
Bolz II 109
The key function ia assembly and image labeling. Extreme: the "literary spectrum of a photo in detail and the plan of structurality.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Bo I
N. Bolz
Kurze Geschichte des Scheins München 1991

Bolz II
Norbert Bolz
Willem van Reijen
Walter Benjamin Frankfurt/M. 1991

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