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Feb
23

"The Aesthetics of Decay: Ghost Stories and Mysteries" International Conference

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 Conference CFP

When:

  23 Feb 2019

CFP Deadline:

  23 Feb 2019

Where:

  London, United Kingdom

Website URL:

  http://aesthetics.decay.lcir.co.uk/

Sponsoring organization:

  London Centre for Interdisciplenary Research

Categories:

  Arts & Humanities - Philosophy

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Event description:

Decay as a state of nature is inevitable, yet it is something that could be at least postponed: decay in art as the main decadent idea has been on the cultural front row long enough to make certain conclusions about its essential characteristics. Decay as a philosophical issue is much more complex than its natural incarnation: French Symbolists and, later, fin de siècle authors regarded decay as an inseparable part of any type of cultural cognition. Its original interpretations can be found in the ideas of Schopenhauer, Hartmann, Nietzsche, Wagner, Bergson’s intuitivism, modern scientific discoveries and folklore. The art of decay feels the need to justify its aesthetic principles, to explain to the public audience its goals and tasks. As Oswald Spengler says in his main work, “Der Untergang des Abendlandes” (“The Decline of the West”), “Civilizations are the most external and artificial states of which a species of developed humanity is capable. They are a conclusion, the thing-bec... Read more

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