This book explores the uncanny, traumatic weaving together of the living and the dead in art, and the morbid fascination it holds for modern philosophical aesthetics. Beginning with Kant, the author traces how aesthetic theory has been drawn back repeatedly to the moving power of the undead body of the work of art.
About the Author
Gregg M. Horowitz is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. He is the co-author (with Tom Huhn and Arthur Danto) of The Wake of Art: Criticism, Philosophy, and the Ends of Taste.