Chapter 3. Antler Aesthetics: Alternate Epistemologies and Material Culture
Stag and Stone - Religion, Archaeology and Esoteric Aesthetics - Jay Johnston
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University of Sydney
Jay Johnston is an interdisciplinary researcher working at the interface of religious studies, art history, continental philosophy and cultural studies. Her research is centrally concerned with the interrelationship of aesthetics and ethics, theories of embodiment and agency, ritual material culture, epistemology and multispecies studies.
This chapter addresses the different modes of epistemology presupposed by recent critical theory and esoteric traditions of materiality. It delineates the author's proposition of 'esoteric aesthetics' and explains the relevance and innovation of this approach for interpreting material culture.