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Interventions in Contemporary ThoughtHistory, Politics, Aesthetics$
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Gabriel Rockhill

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781474405355

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405355.001.0001

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The Hermeneutics of Art and Political History in Rancière

The Hermeneutics of Art and Political History in Rancière

(p.214) Chapter 8 The Hermeneutics of Art and Political History in Rancière
Interventions in Contemporary Thought

Gabriel Rockhill

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter outlines Rancière’s major contribution to contemporary debates on art and politics by situating it in relationship to the work of his predecessors, and more specifically the paradigms of content-based commitment and formal commitment found respectively in Sartre and Barthes. It highlights the refreshing departure that he proposes from established models for thinking art and politics, but it also underscores some of the limitations inherent in his transhistorical conception of politics as well as in the hermeneutic framework he uses to interpret works of art.

Keywords:   Aesthetics, film theory, hermeneutics, political theory, philosophy of difference, Rancière, Barthes, Sartre

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