Skip to main content

Political Recognition and Æsthetic Judgement

The full text article is temporarily unavailable.

We apologise for the inconvenience. Please try again later.

Abstract:

The concept of recognition has been employed as a term of art in sovereign diplomacy, and in a philosophical tradition ranging from Plato to Hegel as an archetype of the emergence of political association leading to ethical civil relations. Recent liberal theorists have adapted the Hegelian 'struggle for recognition' to strengthen the argument for humane respect and human rights in the modern, multicultural state. This article emphasizes the cognitive processes and perceptual capacities of recognition. Drawing on Kant and Arendt, this article argues for a broadly aesthetic view of politics as a basis for ethical and moral appraisal, and illustrates this approach with hypothetical and actual examples of politics and art.

Keywords: ARENDT; HEGEL; HYPER-REALISM; IMPRESSIONISM; KANT; RECOGNITION; ÆSTHETICS

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3167/th.2007.5511505

Publication date:

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more