Continental Philosophy Review

, Volume 51, Issue 2, pp 289–294 | Cite as

Review of phenomenology and the arts, ed. Peter R. Costello and Licia Carlson

  • Christine RojcewiczEmail author
Book review


Through an exploration of the arts, Phenomenology and the Arts traces the relationship between phenomenology qua historical movement and qua descriptive method. Serving as an artistic undertaking, the phenomenological method itself echoes its content when describing artistic matters such as painting, drama, literature, and music. After establishing the thematics and structure of the volume, contributors analyze in rich and groundbreaking ways specifically Kant, Hegel, Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, and Derrida, and works of art, including select jazz composers, the visual arts of Warhol and Klee, and others affect us. The book is of interest to interdisciplinary researchers engaged in the relationship between art and philosophy.


Artistic experience Phenomenology Merleau-Ponty Continental philosophy Aesthetics 


  1. Costello, Peter R., and Licia Carlson (eds.). 2016. Phenomenology and the Arts. New York: Lexington Books.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Boston CollegeBostonUSA

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