By J. M. Bernstein
Aesthetic alienation can be defined because the paradoxical courting wherein artwork and fact have become divorced from each other whereas still final entwined. J.M. Bernstein not just cash the separation of and fact tricky, but additionally contends that we proceed to adventure sensuous and specific, therefore comlicating and hard the cultural self-understanding of modernity.Bernstein specializes in the paintings of 4 key philosophers--- Kant, Heidegger, Derrida, and Adorno--- and gives strong new interpretations in their perspectives. Bernstein exhibits how all the 3 post-Kantian aesthetics (its options of judgement, genious, and the elegant) to build a philosophical language that may criticize and displace the explicit assumption of modernity. He additionally examines intimately their responses to questions in regards to the kin between paintings, philosophy, and politics in smooth societies.