POLITICS OF AESTHETICS IN THE PROJECT OF MODERNITY

А. М. Сидоров

Abstract


The article is devoted to the political aspects of genesis and expansion of aesthetics in the era of modernity. Aesthetics opens up the new territory of feelings, experiences, affects, which was left without attention in post-Cartesian philosophy. Uprise of aesthetics was a materialistic rebellion of the body against the tyranny of the theoretical. But on the other hand, by appeal to the senses power take roots at the level of mute affective life of individuals. Aesthetics, therefore, is contradictory concept, combines both the possibility of intrusion of domination in the affective and somatic life and utopian vision of equality of sensual in the community of autonomous subjects.


Keywords


Aesthetics; politics; modernity; art; sensuality; body

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