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Frameworks Of Meaning: Old Aesthetic Categories And The Present

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The Aristotelian scheme of subject and predicate allowed Karl Groos to define aesthetic categories as substantive forms of predicatives used in aesthetic judgment. Next to beauty, one could find the pleasant and graceful from a sensorial point of view, or the sublime and tragic from the emotional point of view. There are important facets to Kuki Shūzō use of aesthetic categories. His philosophy of sustained tension, transcendental possibility, and contingency is a stern critique of Western philosophies of homogeneity, and a frontal attack against racism. The conflicting elements of reality are harmonized within aesthetic categories which, in Ōnishi's case, overcome the particularism of language, nation, and ethnicity, by simply displacing this particularism into an amorphous and neutered universalism.

Keywords: aesthetic categories; Kuki Shūzō

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