Aestheticism and the Philosophy of Death: Walter Pater and Post-Hegelianism, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Aestheticism and the Philosophy of Death

Walter Pater and Post-Hegelianism, 1st Edition

By Giles Whitely

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By contextualizing Walter Pater's aestheticism alongside Alexandre Kojeve's and Georges Bataille's readings of Hegelianism, this book shows that Pater's aestheticism constitutes both a philosophy of death and at the same time a philosophy of the impossibility of death.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Pater's Reading and Rereading of Hegel 1. The Hegelian Structure of Pater's 'Reconsidered' Aestheticism 2. The Philosophy of (the Impossibility of) Death 3. The Imaginary Portraits 4. Autobiography and the Writing of Death 5. Conclusion: The Ideology of Aestheticism

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism
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PHILOSOPHY / Aesthetics