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LOGOS A Journal, of Religion, Philosophy, Comparative Cultural Studies and Art


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Logos 96

:. Loreta Poškaitė
       Lithuanian Culture Research Institute, Lithuania





The Daily Aesthetics of 21th Century: The Transformation of Western Classical Aesthetics or Coming Closer to the Traditional East Asian Aesthetics?

The article discusses the similarities and differences of Western and East Asian daily aesthetics and the possibilities for dialogue. The first part surveys and compares the treatment of daily aesthetics by Western and East Asian scholars. Particular attention is given to their definitions of concepts and subject matter. The second part concentrates on the concept of boredom. This focus is especially helpful to reveal the differences and similarities between Western and Chinese-Japanese daily aesthetics. The analysis of boredom is based on a popular book by Lars Svendsen, A philosophy of boredom, and on the description of daily aesthetic experiences in Chinese and Japanese literature.


Key Words: everyday life, negative aesthetics, boredom, changes, intentionality


The journal "LOGOS" is mainly devoted to scholarly studies in all areas of philosophy.
Editor-in-Chief - Dalia Marija Stančienė, Deputy Editor-in-Chief - Gintautas Vyšniauskas, Copy Editors - Aldona Radžvilienė, John F.X. Knasas

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