Aesthetics of circus and circus animal shows

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© Marta Tafalla, 2014-2015 - CC BY-NC-D. The aim of this article is to reflect on circus aesthetics, which has been traditionally neglected by philosophy. First, we will explore in a general way circus aesthetic values, from the theoretical framework of Theodor W. Adorno's philosophy. And secondly, we will focus on circus animal shows, analyzing them from the aesthetics of nature as it is now being developed by Yuriko Saito and Allen Carlson.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-167
Issue number27-28
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Aesthetics
  • Animal
  • Art
  • Circus
  • Danger
  • Dominion
  • Forgetfulness
  • Imagination
  • Knowledge


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