The essay starts with problematic definition of aesthetics as a philosophical discipline. The author argues that the understanding of aesthetics is not univocal, which creates obstacles to its successful development. Redefining aesthetics’ role in our thinking and education is crucial because aesthetics concerns all aspects of our lives, i.e. ‘general aesthetization’ of culture takes place. In the context of modern subjectivism aesthetics is understood as specific manifestation of a certain paradigm of thinking. Such understanding clarifies the scope of aesthetics and helps to grasp certain transformations associated with historical development of subjectivistic paradigm. Postmodern condition that leads to general aesthetization of culture is understood as the outcome of development of modern rationality. The main feature of this rationality is subjectivistic thinking. The essay ends with pointing out problematic moments of this development that lead to radical cultural shifts.
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Ніконова Світлана(2009).До проблеми визначення естетики: трансформації суб’єктивізму. Філософська думка, №6.с. 39-48.