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aShusterman and the Aesthetic Experience Oh how the concept of analytical aesthetics has been construed confused consumed massaged reworked wrestled swallowed and digested and spat out in so many different forms of philosophical vomit for lack of a better word Can it be possible that the fruits of this immeasurable labor are unclear after so many decades of toil if present at all Modernity is responsible for the coining of the term aesthetic The word served to rid the art world of beauty so to speak in favor of a more specific descriptive term that explained not only the work but also the experience coupled with the viewing of the work Richard Shusterman would probably say that the term has gotten a little out of hand and for this reason he has attempted to nurse this so called aesthetic experience back into its full bodied figure In his essay the End of the Aesthetic Experience Shusterman attempts to explain how analytic aesthetics misunderstood the notion of the aesthetic experience and how this is not only relevant but important to the contemporary art world In this essay I will explore Shustermans ideas concerning these concepts and discern his validity and his theorys ability for implementation into the current art world Shusterman makes a point of noting that the aesthetic experience from Dewey to Danto has made an obvious decline He notes While Dewey celebrated aesthetic experience making it the very center of his philosophy of art Danto virtually shuns the concept Why now according to Shusterman is this decline possibly tragic We will see Before dissecting his formula or rather map of the basics of aesthetic experience it is necessary to fully understand the paradoxical and conflicting arguments previously made concerning the aspects most important to the aesthetic experience as stated by Shusterman The two basic schools are as follows the first view states that aesthetic experience cannot be seen as unchanging and only applicable
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