A history of modern aesthetics - 3 Vols. Guyer, Paul

By: Guyer, Paul
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York Cambridge University Press 2014Description: xii, 578 p. Vol.1: The eighteenth century; vi, 478 p. Vol.2: The nineteenth century; x, 658 p. Vol.3: The twentieth centuryISBN: 9781107643222 (Set); 9781107038035 (Vol.1); 9781107038042 (Vol.2); 9781107038059 (Vol.3)Subject(s): Aesthetics - Modern - HistoryDDC classification: 111.850903 Summary: A History of Modern Aesthetics narrates the history of philosophical aesthetics from the beginning of the eighteenth century through the twentieth century. Aesthetics began with Aristotle's defense of the cognitive value of tragedy in response to Plato's famous attack on the arts in The Republic, and cognitivist accounts of aesthetic experience have been central to the field ever since. But in the eighteenth century, two new ideas were introduced: that aesthetic experience is important because of emotional impact – precisely what Plato criticized – and because it is a pleasurable free play of many or all of our mental powers. This book tells how these ideas have been synthesized or separated by both the best-known and lesser-known aestheticians of modern times, focusing on Britain, France, and Germany in the eighteenth century; Germany and Britain in the nineteenth; and Germany, Britain, and the United States in the twentieth.(http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/philosophy/eighteenth-century-philosophy/history-modern-aesthetics)
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A History of Modern Aesthetics narrates the history of philosophical aesthetics from the beginning of the eighteenth century through the twentieth century. Aesthetics began with Aristotle's defense of the cognitive value of tragedy in response to Plato's famous attack on the arts in The Republic, and cognitivist accounts of aesthetic experience have been central to the field ever since. But in the eighteenth century, two new ideas were introduced: that aesthetic experience is important because of emotional impact – precisely what Plato criticized – and because it is a pleasurable free play of many or all of our mental powers. This book tells how these ideas have been synthesized or separated by both the best-known and lesser-known aestheticians of modern times, focusing on Britain, France, and Germany in the eighteenth century; Germany and Britain in the nineteenth; and Germany, Britain, and the United States in the twentieth.(http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/philosophy/eighteenth-century-philosophy/history-modern-aesthetics)

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