A research on the possibility of distinguishing kitsch and art using philosophical hermeneutics

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2004
Kaya, Devrim
This thesis tries to distinguish kitsch and art with the help of philosophical hermeneutics by reading it in the light of Derrida̕s interpretation of Hamlet in Specters of Marx. It defines kitsch as experience in order to go beyond both of the two main approaches, namely, the one that sees kitsch as an object and the one that reduces it to the behaviour of the subject. It tries to show that kitsch is not just an aesthetic problem, but also, a political one.

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D. Kaya, “A research on the possibility of distinguishing kitsch and art using philosophical hermeneutics,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2004.