Whose goodness? : ethics and aesthetics in a landscape of dissensus

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dc.contributor.author Hellström Reimer, Maria
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-12T10:33:58Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-12T10:33:58Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.citation 76-81 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1862-6033 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/14519
dc.description.abstract Is there a logical relationship between ethics and aesthetics? Or perhaps even a natural link between practical reasoning, ‘common sense’ and the sphere of sensuous judgment? Propelled by an increasing environmental engagement and landscape awareness, these and similar philosophical questions again incur interest, motivating commentators to talk about ‘an ethical turn’. However, it is a ‘turn’ that gives rise to supplementary questions concerning the role of aesthetics and the conditions for creativity, contestation and change. Revisiting earlier ethico-aesthetic turns and twists, from modernist anti-aesthetics to contemporary neo- and onto-aesthetics, the essay aims to historicize the relationship between ethics and aesthetics, including the effect on landscape in these polemics. Ultimately, the ethico-aesthetic conjuncture constitutes the structural paradox of a ‘modernity’, which simultaneously expands horizontally and elevates vertically, consensually interlocking assumptions of commonality, subjectivity and reality. The critical alternative, it is argued, is to consider the aesthetic as a political site, where the distribution of the sensuous is a dissensual matter of (landscape) concern. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis Group en_US
dc.subject aesthetics en_US
dc.subject anti-aesthetics en_US
dc.subject ethics en_US
dc.subject politics en_US
dc.subject consensus en_US
dc.subject dissensus en_US
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en_US
dc.title Whose goodness? : ethics and aesthetics in a landscape of dissensus en_US
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Culture and Society en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/18626033.2012.746092 en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpublication Journal of Landscape Architecture;2
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 7 en_US
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