Philosophy in cultural theory.

By: Osborne, Peter, 1958-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Abingdon : Routledge, 2000Description: xiii, 146 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780415238021.Subject(s): Culture and Institutions | Culture-PhilosophyDDC classification: 306OSB
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Philosophy in Cultural Theory boldly crosses disciplinary boundaries to offer a philosophical critique of cultural theory today. Drawing on the legacy of Walter Benjamin, Peter Osborne looks critically at central philosophical debates in cultural theory, such as:<br> * the relationship between sign and image<br> * the technological basis of cultural form<br> * the conceptuality of art<br> * the place of fantasy in human affairs.<br> It will appeal to those in philosophy, cultural studies and art theory.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface (p. vii)
  • 1 Philosophy in cultural theory (p. 1)
  • 2 Sign and image (p. 20)
  • 3 Modernism as translation (p. 53)
  • 4 Remember the future? The Communist Manifesto as cultural-historical form (p. 63)
  • 5 Time and the artwork (p. 78)
  • 6 Conceptual art and/as philosophy (p. 86)
  • 7 Dialogue with psychoanalysis (p. 103)
  • Notes (p. 119)
  • Index (p. 141)