|其他題名: ||On postmodern aesthetics: an investigation into the true nature of the study, as exemplified by male designer-clothing lines (2001-2005)|
|作者: ||鄭凱睿;Cheng, Kai-jui|
|關鍵詞: ||後現代美學;後現代主義;美學;設計師品牌男裝作品;postmodern aesthetics;Postmodernism;Aesthetics;male designer-clothing lines|
|上傳時間: ||2010-01-11 00:04:24 (UTC+8)|
Aesthetics has been unjustly regarded by most as a secondary, unprofessional branch of philosophy for centuries. In stark contrast to his dissenters, however, internationally renowned scientist Albert Einstein claimed in his important speech “My Credo” that the ultimate goal and underlying principle of human life is to both discover and experience the mystery and truth of beauty. Thus, while aesthetics has thus far been deemed a superficial --often ignored--field of study under the philosophical hierarchy, it is necessary to further explore its merits and to dignify it as a respectable area of scholarship. The aforementioned points form the basis of the subsequent thesis entitled “On Postmodern Aesthetics”.
The study of Postmodern Aesthetics has long been a controversial issue partly because of the ongoing dispute over the exact nature of postmodernism, (as differentiated from modernism,) and partly because of the vague definition of aesthetics. Hence, the thesis begins with the clarification of the terms modern and postmodern, and it examines their particular relationship to one another. In addition to presenting the history of Aesthetics, the thesis seeks to marry the complex, yet ambiguous concepts of “Postmodernism” and “Aesthetics,” in order to create a set of specific postmodern aesthetical virtues. By carefully exploring these virtues, the thesis then provides readers with a concrete view of Postmodern Aesthetics, in part through the examination and analysis of several male designer-clothing lines from 2001-2005. The conclusion includes a current valuation, a future prognosis, and suggestions for the best approaches to the study of aesthetics in the coming years.