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Aesthetic Experience, a New Democratic Conquest

Alain Kerlan About the author


This paper has for starting point the Letters on the Aesthetic Education of Man by the poet, playwright, and philosopher Friedrich Von Schiller. It begins by showing how politically and educationally current this text is, and insists on the necessity of boosting this gesture today, with the prospect of a necessary new stage of the cultural democratization. Referring then to the aesthetics of John Dewey, and taking support on the contemporary works dedicated to the artists committed in the educational task, it explores the interests and the questionings that the art and the education have in common today.

Aesthetic Experience; Democracy; Aesthetic Education; Subjectivity; Normativity

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