Different Philosophical, Aesthetic and Sociological Approaches to the Relation Art-Labor-Economy

Different Philosophical, Aesthetic and Sociological Approaches to the Relation Art-Labor-Economy

Loredana Stoica (Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Letters and Sciences, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Ploiesti, Romania)
Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 14
DOI: 10.4018/ijsem.2013070103
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The article is focused on depicting some of the most important theories about the interdependent relation between art, labor and economy as compartments of the social life, built on specific strategies, forms of communication and types of messages, codes and laws that have various kinds of utility and finality for man as an artist and social performer.
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Different Approaches To Art-Labor-Economy

The judgments upon labor have had various expressions in philosophy, literature, arts in general and social practices, according to the social context of the epoch but also related to the regional and geographical specific. In the following pages we will analyze the conception over labor and leisure time solidly supported by the European aesthetics and philosophy from the end of the XVIII-th century – the middle of the XIX-th century, concentrated around the Dandyism. Beyond the etymological and historical meanings of the term which entered in use in the fashionable saloons and London clubs in 1815-1817 along with the admission of the first authentic dandy, George Brummell, the Dandyism was a remarkable aesthetic value, having numerous acceptances among which those of art, mentality, convention, social practice, doctrine, life style, etc. Among the personalities who were influenced by the Dandyism and wrote studies about it we can mention Honoré de Balzac, Théophile Gautier, Charles Baudelaire, Stendhal, Oscar Wilde, Jean-Paul Sartre, etc., and in the following pages we will make an analysis of their judgments over this concept which still has influences in the contemporary aesthetics and philosophy.

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