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Prehistoric aesthetics: an ontology of Stone Age art from the Lower Palaeolithic until the Neolithic

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Within this thesis I examine how the phenomenon of ‘prehistoric art’ can be defined. The difficulty is situated within the fact that the concept of ‘art’ cannot be understood apart from the autonomy of art and the aesthetic within Western modernity. This would mean that the condition of art is contradictory to the active role of ‘prehistoric art’ in the constitution of the social. I argue that this apparent opposition is incorrect, as it is precisely the autonomous dimension of art and the ae...

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Name:
University of Oxford
Programme:
Scatcherd European Scholarship 2017-2018
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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