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Art and Institution: Aesthetics in the Late Works of by Rajiv Kaushik

By Rajiv Kaushik

Art and Institution examines how for Merleau-Ponty the murals opens up, with no conceptualizing, the development of being. Rajiv Kaushik treats Merleau-Ponty’s renderings of the paintings – in particular in his later writings throughout the interval starting from 1952-1961 – as a course into the being that precedes phenomenology.

Replete with references to Merleau-Ponty’s reflections on Matisse, Cézanne, Proust and others, and that includes Kaushik’s personal unique reflections on a number of works of art, this publication is guided by way of the idea that paintings doesn't iterate the findings of phenomenology a lot because it permits phenomenology to eventually notice what, as a question of precept, it seeks: the very origin of expertise that isn't itself to be had to notion. Kaushik is hence concerned about the ways that the murals restores the primary of establishment, ahead of the intentional constructions of attention, in order that phenomenology might settle questions pertaining to ontological distinction, the origination of value, and the connection among interiority and exteriority.

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