It is not my intention to provide a comprehensive analysis of Berleant’s notion of aesthetic engagement. My goal is modest. I hope to account for the key significance of the philosophical problematization of sculpture, in the context of engaged aesthetics. In writing about the philosophical problematization of sculpture, I am thinking most of all about the problem of space, a phenomenon that emerges in the relationship of the solid form to its surroundings. It is a relationship that is usually perceived as directly connected with the sculpture. I want to emphasize that Alicja Kuczyńska was well aware of the significance of this problem. She expresses this awareness discretely and indirectly by taking up the problem of space and sculpture, in the context of Brâncuși in her essay in this special volume on Berleant’s aesthetics, “Berleant’s Phenomenology of Sculptural Space: Brâncuşi.” Kuczyńska’s interpretation goes beyond the topics taken up by Berleant in his essay on Brâncuşi but is consistent with his way of thinking about the relationship of a specific volume to its surrounding space and to movement.

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