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The word para- in English, is an affix of ancient Greek and Latin origin, mostly used as a prefix. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Para [Jan 2006]

Paraesthetics; Foucault, Lyotard, Derrida (1987) - David Carroll

Paraesthetics; Foucault, Lyotard, Derrida (1987) - David Carroll [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

Book Description
`Paraesthetics' is a neologism invented by David Carroll to unlock the extra-aesthetic relationship between art and literature in the work of Michel Foucault, Jean-Francois Lyotard and Jacques Derrida. [Jan 2006]

The term paraesthetic features about 15 times, the term paraesthetics 245 times.

example sentences

Paraesthetics indicates something like an aesthetics turned against itself ...
Paraesthetics describes a critical approach to aesthetics for which art is a ...
The paraesthetic strategies of the three philosophers treated in this work ...
Paraesthetic critical strategies posit no end to art and no end to theory, ...
First and foremost, paraesthetics means that there can be no school when it comes
... Paraesthetics does not indicate the end of theory or the end of art, ...
... a critical approach to art and literature—what I call “paraesthetics”—has made

Our advice: avoid this work, re-appropriate the term to denote alternative aesthetics such as kitsh, bad art, the sublime, the beauty of ugliness, etc...

See also: para- - aesthetics - Lyotard - Michel Foucault - Jacques Derrida

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