The Aesthetico-Political: The Question of Democracy in Merleau-Ponty, Arendt, and Rancière

Martín Plot


This examine makes use of new arguments to reinvestigate the relation among aesthetics and politics within the modern debates on democratic conception and radical democracy.

First, Carl Schmitt and Claude Lefort aid delineate the contours of an aesthetico-political knowing of democracy, that's constructed extra via learning Merleau-Ponty, Rancière, and Arendt.

The principles of Merleau-Ponty serve to set up a basic "ontological" framework that goals to contest the dominant currents in modern democratic concept. it's argued that Merleau-Ponty, Arendt, and Rancière proportion a common knowing of the political because the contingently contested areas and occasions of appearances. notwithstanding, the articulation in their inspiration ends up in re-examine and discover under-theorized in addition to debatable dimensions in their work.

This look for new connections among the political and the classy considered Arendt and Merleau-Ponty on one hand and the present common curiosity in Rancière's aesthetic politics at the different make this ebook a different research that would attract someone who's drawn to political conception and modern continental philosophy.

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