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Kiyashchenko Nikolai Ivanovich,
Doctor of Philosophy, Professor,
Leading Research Worker,
Institute of Philosophy of
the Russian Academy of Sciences

Shapinskaya Ekaterina Nikolaevna,
Doctor of Philosophy, Professor,
Deputy Director of the Expert-Analytical center
for Development of Educational Systems
in the sphere of culture,
Lykhachev Russian Research Institute
for Cultural and Natural Heritage

Crisis of Aesthetics or Longing for Aesthetic:
Dialogue of an Aesthetician and a Culture Specialist

Abstract: The subject of this study is aesthetic education as the major factor in shaping aesthetic ideas and values. Today aesthetic education is in crisis due to a change of value system in contemporary society and fragmentation of cultural space under the influence of post-modern trends and total informatization. The need for an aesthetic aspect in socialization of a person of the XXI century is unmistakable. The authors of this article propose their vision and solutions to this problem.

Keywords: Aesthetics, aesthetic education, dialogue, emotion, perception, aesthetic value, artistic education, art, empathy, information society.

[1] This article was prepared with the support of the RFH, grant number 14-03-00035
[2] Shapinskaya E.N. Esthetician in the Maze of Post-Culture // Philosophy and Culture, №3 (63) 2013 P. 403.
[3] Levitin D.J. This is your Brain on Music. The Science of a Human Obsession. L.: Dutton Books, 2006. P.12.
[4] We use this term which has already come into researches’ discourse. For the definition see: Bychkov V. Rhizome ON. Nonclassical Aesthetics Book. M.: Institute of Philosophy of Russian Academy of Science, 1999; Shapinskaya E.N. Cultural Discourse after Postmodernism // Observatory of Culture. № 6. 2010.
[5] See: Kiyashchenko N.I. Paradoxes of the theory and practice of education in modern Russia // Modern concepts of aesthetic education. M .: Institute of Philosophy, 1998; Samohvalova V.I. Aesthetic Education in the Context of General Social Policies // Modern Concepts of Aesthetic Education. M.: Institute of Philosophy, 1998; Shapinskaya E.N. Aesthetic Education in the USA by means of Musical Art // Problems of Aesthetic Education in Contemporary Society. Collection of Articles. M.: Institute of Philosophy, 1988; Shapinskaya E.N. Aesthetic Education in India: Tradition and Modernity // Modern World and Aesthetic Development of a Person. M.: Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Science, 1993; Shapinskaya E.N. Some Problems of Aesthetic Education in the USA // Modern World and Aesthetic Development of a Person. M.: Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Science, 1993.
[6] Bourdieu P. Distinction, critique sociale du jugement. Paris: Minuit, 1979.
[7] Bourdieu’s aesthetic theory was analyzed in E.N. Shapinskaya’s article co-authored by philologist, art historian, teacher S.Y. Kagarlitskaya who has developed outstanding lecture courses on various fields of artistic culture (Shapinskaya E.N., Kagarlitskaya S.Y. Pierre Bourdieu: Artistic Taste and Cultural Capital // Polignozis. № 3. 2002). Over the past few years from that moment significant changes have taken place in artistic life, that became the ground for this chapter.
[8] Cherva Y. Formation of a New Type of Consciousness: an Experience of Counterculture. "Creation Creativity. Reproduction". St. Petersburg .: Eidos. 2003, P. 199.


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