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  Lorenzo Vinciguerra. Aesthetica sive Ethica. Spinoza on the essence of art
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Lorenzo Vinciguerra. Aesthetica sive Ethica. Spinoza on the essence of art

Spinoza’s reflections on art do not constitute an aesthetics in the sense as developed by Kant and then by our contemporary philosophy of art. Nevertheless, they offer an interesting meditation about arts as related to bodily forces. In response to the difficulties we encounter on our way towards understanding art and its problems today, the article sketches a Spinozistic approach to the essence of art at the time of post-modernism.

 

Keywords: art, aesthetics, power, body, ethics, philosophy of art, Spinoza, Spinozism