The Beauty of Doubting (Political Reflections on a Rebellious Feeling)

By Heidi Salaverría, in: Between the Ticks of the Watch (Chicago: The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, 2017) pp 153-183.

The text proposes answers to the question what the feeling of aesthetic doubts and its importance consist in, starting off from the opposite side – namely by turning to the problem of certainty-pressure with its underlying will to certainty, one aspect of which is (aesthetic) cruelty, which I will discuss with Bourdieu, Adorno, Shklar, Levinas, Rorty, and Butler…

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