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Art of the modern age : philosophy of art from Kant to Heidegger

Author: Jean-Marie Schaeffer
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2000.
Series: New French thought.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Jean-Marie Schaeffer explores the writings of Kant, Schlegel, Novalis, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, and Heidegger to show that these diverse thinkers shared a common approach to art, which he calls the "speculative theory." According to this theory, art offers a special kind of intuitive, quasi-mystical knowledge, radically different from the rational knowledge acquired by science. This view encouraged theorists  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Marie Schaeffer
ISBN: 0691016690 9780691016696 0691144362 9780691144368
OCLC Number: 41932519
Description: xvii, 352 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Kantian prolegomena to an analytic aesthetics --
The birth of the speculative theory of art --
The system of art (Hegel) --
Ecstatic vision or comic fiction --
Art as the thought of being (Heidegger) --
What the speculative tradition misunderstood.
Series Title: New French thought.
Other Titles: Art de l'âge moderne.
Responsibility: Jean-Marie Schaeffer ; translated by Steven Rendall, with a foreword by Arthur C. Danto.
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A critique of the philosophy of art as it developed from the eighteenth century to the twentieth century, combined with a plea for a flexible approach to art. It explores the writings of Kant,  Read more...

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