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Badiou’s ‘Handbook of Inaesthetics’ reworks Kantian concept of “aesthesis” ‎

24 Apr 2020 - 15:34

IBNA- ‘Handbook of Inaesthetics’ by noted French philosopher Alain Badiou which ‎draws on the original Greek meaning and reworks the later Kantian concept of ‎‎"aesthesis" as "material perception" has been published in Persian. ‎

According to IBNA correspondent, the book has been translated into Persian by Ali Ma’soumi and released by Negah Publishing in Tehran. Alain Badiou coins the phrase "inaesthetic" to refer to a concept of artistic creation in ‘Handbook of Inaesthetics’ that denies "the reflection/object relation" yet, at the same time, in reaction against the idea of mimesis, or poetic reflection of "nature", he affirms that art is "immanent" and "singular".

Didacticism, romanticism, and classicism are the possible schemata for the knotting of art and philosophy, the third term in this knot being the education of subjects, youth in particular. What characterizes the century that has just come to a close is that, while it underwent the saturation of these three schemata, it failed to introduce a new one.
Today, this predicament tends to produce a kind of unknotting of terms, a desperate dis-relation between art and philosophy, together with the pure and simple collapse of what circulated between them: the theme of education.
Whence the thesis of which this book is nothing but a series of variations: faced with such a situation of saturation and closure, we must attempt to propose a new schema, a fourth type of knot between philosophy and art.
Among these inaesthetic variations, the reader will encounter a sustained debate with contemporary philosophical uses of the poem, bold articulations of the specificity and prospects of theater, cinema, and dance, along with subtle and provocative readings of Fernando Pessoa, Stéphane Mallarmé, and Samuel Beckett.
‘Handbook of Inaesthetics’ in Persian has been published in 352 pages and 700 copies.

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