Lambert Wiesing: "Luxury – the Dadaism of Possession"
- Date: –16:00
- Location: Zoom (contact Irene Martinez Marin for link)
- Organiser: Department of Philosophy
- Contact person: Irene Martinez Marin, Elisabeth Schellekens Dammann
The Higher Seminar in Aesthetics
Lambert Wiesing, Universität Jena: "Luxury – the Dadaism of Possession"
The aim of the talk is to introduce the idea of a phenomenology of luxury. The thesis is, that luxury cannot be a characteristic of things or of actions, but that it arises through a private aesthetic experience, which can be identified as a functional equivalent to play as it is found in Schiller: If an autonomous subject possesses something exaggeratedly, superfluously or irrationally elaborate, and if that subject further experiences his ownership as liberation from the forceful demands of goal-oriented rationality and utilitarian thinking, then that something is luxury.