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The electronic version of Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aesthetics is available at: www.ceeol.com

2/2014

LI (New Series: VII)
50th Anniversary Issue
Issued: 25th November 2014
Biannual
Founded: 1964
Re-established as an international journal: 2008
ISSN: 0014 –1291
Language: English, German

The Idea of a Universal Bildwissenschaft

http://aesthetics.ff.cuni.cz/archive/390/the-idea-of-a-universal-bildwissenschaft

 

The emergence of Bildwissenschaft (image science) as a new interdisciplinary formation that is intended to encompass all images calls for an analysis of the grounds on which the claim to universality can be upheld. I argue that whereas the lifting of scope restrictions imposes only a weak universality requirement, the identification of features that belong to the entire class of entities that are categorized as images imposes a strong universality requirement. Reflection on this issue brings into focus the distinctive character of Bildwissenschaft and the features that distinguish it not only from other related disciplines such as art history and visual studies, but also from recent work in the philosophy of the image.