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Art: according to the traditional conception, art is a social sphere that is not directly focused on the maintenance of life functions. For this reason it opens up a certain freedom and possibility of knowledge. In the modern age, the idea of the evading of art has evolved in the face of a widespread through-organization of more and more areas of life. This development can lead to an ever-barred understanding ("hermetics"). See also aesthetics, works of art, critique, society, history, enlightenment, recognition.

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Hans-Georg Gadamer on Art - Dictionary of Arguments

I 57
Art/GadamerVsKant/Gadamer: [Kant's] preference of natural beauty over artistic beauty is only the other side of the lack of natural beauty in a certain statement. (>Beauty/Kant, >Nature/Kant). Conversely, the advantage of art over natural beauty can be seen in the fact that the language of art is a demanding language that is not free and indeterminate in its atmospheric interpretation but addresses us in a meaningful and definite way. And it is the wonderful and mysterious thing about art that this particular demand is not a shackle for our mind, but rather opens up the scope of freedom in the play of our powers of cognition.
KantVsVs/Gadamer: Kant certainly does justice to this when he says(1) that art must be "seen as nature", i.e. it must please, without betraying the compulsion of rules.
I 121
Art/Gadamer: The thesis is (...) that the being of art cannot be determined as the object of an aesthetic consciousness, because conversely the
I 122
aesthetic behaviour is more than it knows about itself. It is a part of the process of being of representation and belongs to the game as a game in its essence. >Representation/Gadamer, >Play/Gadamer, >Aesthetic Consciousness/Gadamer.

1. I. Kant, Kritik der Urteilskraft, 1799, S. 179ff.

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 [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Gadamer I
Hans-Georg Gadamer
Wahrheit und Methode. Grundzüge einer philosophischen Hermeneutik 7. durchgesehene Auflage Tübingen 1960/2010

Gadamer II
H. G. Gadamer
The Relevance of the Beautiful, London 1986
German Edition:
Die Aktualität des Schönen: Kunst als Spiel, Symbol und Fest Stuttgart 1977

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