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Phenomenology and the Arts: Logos and Aisthesis

  • Kwok-Ying Lau
  • Thomas Nenon

Part of the Contributions to Phenomenology book series (CTPH, volume 109)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Phenomenological Approach to Art and Aesthetics

  3. Varieties of Artistic Experience

  4. Logic of Sensibility

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 219-223

About this book


This volume examines the great varieties of artistic experience from first hand phenomenological descriptions. It features detailed and concrete analyses which provides readers with in-depth insights into each specific domain of artistic experience. Coverage includes phenomenological elucidation of the aesthetic attitude, the power of imagination, and the logic of sensibility. The essays also detail concrete phenomenological analyses of aesthetic experiences in poetry, painting, photography, drama, architecture, and urban aesthetics.

The book contains essays from "Logos and Aisthesis: Phenomenology and the Arts," an international conference held at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. It brings together a team of top scholars from both the East and the West and offers readers a global perspective on this interesting topic. These innovative, yet accessible, essays, will benefit students and researchers in philosophy, aesthetics, the arts, and the humanities. They will also be of interest to specialists in phenomenology.


Aesthetic attitude Phenomenology of architecture Phenomenology of drama Phenomenology of painting Phenomenology of photography Phenomenology of poetry Phenomenology of the arts Phenomenology of the imaginary Phenomenology of urban aesthetics Zhu Guangqian Husserlian Account of the Power of the Imaginary Heidegger’s ‘Origin of the Work of Art’ Aisthesis and Logos Qianlong Di Kandinsky and the Multi-Dimensionality of Colors Merleau-Ponty’s Eye and Mind Rhythm and Metaphor in Dramatic Language Digital Technology and Phenomenology Aristotle’s Phenomenology of Perception Optic and the Haptic in Merleau-Ponty’s Thought

Editors and affiliations

  • Kwok-Ying Lau
    • 1
  • Thomas Nenon
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyThe Chinese University of Hong KongShatinHong Kong
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of MemphisMemphisUSA

About the editors

Kwok-ying lau is Professor and Director of MA in Philosophy Program, Department of Philosophy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK); Director of Edwin Cheng Foundation Asian Centre for Phenomenology (CUHK); Founding Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Phenomenology and the Human Sciences (in Chinese; author of Phenomenology and Intercultural Understanding. Toward a New Cultural Flesh (Springer: 2016) and Traces of French Phenomenology: from Sartre to Derrida (in Chinese, Taipei: Azoth Books, forthcoming, Fall, 2017).

Thomas Nenon is Professor and Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Memphis, USA; President, Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology, Corp.; Co-editor of Edmund Husserl, Husserliana, Vol. XXV: Aufsätze und Vorträge 1911‑21 (The Hague: Nijhoff, 1987), Edmund Husserl, Husserliana, Vol. XXVII: Aufsätze und Vorträge 1922‑37 (Dordrecht, Kluwer, 1989), H
usserl’s Ideen (Springer, 2012) and Advancing Phenomenology: Essays in Honor of Lester Embree (Springer: 2010).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Phenomenology and the Arts: Logos and Aisthesis
  • Editors Kwok-Ying Lau
    Thomas Nenon
  • Series Title Contributions to Phenomenology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Contribut.Phenomenology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-30865-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-30868-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-30866-7
  • Series ISSN 0923-9545
  • Series E-ISSN 2215-1915
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 223
  • Number of Illustrations 13 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Aesthetics
    Continental Philosophy
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