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Einstein Meets Magritte: An Interdisciplinary Reflection on Science, Nature, Art, Human Action and Society

Intercultural Aesthetics

A Worldview Perspective

Editors: van den Braembussche, Antoon, Kimmerle, Heinz, Note, Nicole (Eds.)

  • Provides in-depth reflections on the matter of intercultural aesthetics from both the theoretical and the practical level
  • Enriches existing European perspectives with Chinese, Japanese, Indian and African viewpoints, stimulating the reader to develop a critical stance towards the subject
  • Embodies deepening reflection on the aesthetics of trauma and violence in an intercultural perspective
  • Gives an insight in the current worldwide cross-fertilization and interpenetration of different cultures in the art world, mostly referred to as "diaspora and art"
  • More particularly highlights new notions of cultural identity, which have and still do affect the development of the art world
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In this book the editors brought together outstanding articles concerning intercultural aesthetics.  The concept ‘Intercultural aesthetics’ creates a home space for an artistic cross-fertilization between cultures, and for heterogeneity, but it is also firmly linked with the intercultural turn within Western and non-Western philosophy.  The book is divided into two parts, yet one can sense a clear unity throughout the whole book.  This unity is related to the underlying subject that the different authors, each in their own way and from their own background, try to reveal. They use related, and overlapping terms such as  ‘the suchness of things’, ‘dancing and shaping lives’, ‘presenting a meaning  beyond words, presenting the unpresentable, experiencing’, in order to bring to our awareness the genuine importance of the non-conceptual, next to the conceptual.  Several authors moreover take on a reflective, and at times even a self-reflective stance, pointing to the intrinsic relation between cultural aesthetics and ethics, making this book unique in its kind.

About the authors

Antoon Van den Braembussche (1946) has taught from 1980 until 2007 philosophy of history and philosophy of art at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. He currently teaches, on a part time basis, art criticism at the Free University of Brussels. Van den Braembussche was Visiting Professor at the University of Bielefeld, Calcutta University, Javdapour University, the University of Amsterdam, the Universities of Turku and Helsinki. He is currently preparing a publication, titled The Silenced Past, which embodies the first systematic inquiry available into the nature of historical taboos and historical traumas in both history and art.

Heinz Kimmerle is a retired professor of philosophy at Erasmus University Rotterdam. At different universities in Kenya, Ghana and South Africa he has been teaching as a visiting professor. Since 1996 he is director of the ‘Foudation for Intercultural Philosophy and Art’. In 2003 the University of South Africa in Pretoria conferred an Honorary Doctorate on him. His publications are in the fields of hermeneutics and dialectics, philosophies of difference and intercultural philosophy.

Nicole Note is performing research at the interdisciplinary Centre Leo Apostel, at the Free University of Brussels, Belgium. Her main subjects are the relation between worldview, self-understanding and understanding the other.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Intercultural Aesthetics: An Introduction

    Braembussche, Antoon (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • An Intercultural Approach to a World Aesthetics

    Marchianò, Grazia

    Pages 11-18

  • Living – in between – Cultures

    Oosterling, Henk

    Pages 19-42

  • Living (with) Art: The African Aesthetic Worldview as an Inspiration for the Western Philosophy of Art

    Kimmerle, Heinz

    Pages 43-53

  • The Origins of Landscape Painting: An Intercultural Perspective

    Paetzold, Heinz

    Pages 55-67

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Intercultural Aesthetics
Book Subtitle
A Worldview Perspective
Editors
  • Antoon van den Braembussche
  • Heinz Kimmerle
  • Nicole Note
Series Title
Einstein Meets Magritte: An Interdisciplinary Reflection on Science, Nature, Art, Human Action and Society
Series Volume
9
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5780-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5780-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4507-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7138-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 218
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