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The founding of aesthetics in the German Enlightenment : the art of invention and the invention of art

Author: Stefanie Buchenau
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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"When, in 1735, Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten added a new discipline to the philosophical system, he not only founded modern aesthetics but also contributed to shaping the modern concept of art or 'fine art'. In The Founding of Aesthetics in the German Enlightenment, Stefanie Buchenau offers a rich analysis and reconstruction of the origins of this new discipline in its wider context of German Enlightenment  Read more...
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Named Person: Christian Wolff, Freiherr von; Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten; Christian Wolff, Freiherr von
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stefanie Buchenau
ISBN: 9781107027138 1107027136 9781107541405 1107541409
OCLC Number: 812614226
Description: viii, 272 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Wolff and the modern debate on a method of invention --
2. Wolff on the pleasure of invention --
3. Leibniz and Wolff on invention and language: hieroglyphs, images, and poetry --
4. Poetry as revelation: Bodmer, Breitinger, and Gottsched on the imitation of nature --
5. Invention, judgement, literary criticism --
6. The rhetorical shift: Baumgarten's founding of aesthetics in the Meditationes philosophicae --
7. Baumgarten's Aesthetica: topics and the modern ars inveniendi --
8. Aesthetics and anthropology --
9. Aesthetics and ethics --
10. 'A general heuristic is impossible'. Kant and the Wolffian ars inveniendi --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Stefanie Buchenau.
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Stefanie Buchenau explores the philosophical and conceptual origins of aesthetics and the philosophy of art.  Read more...

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'Readers will learn much about Wolff and his school from Buchenau's engaging narrative and impeccable scholarship.' Journal of the History of Philosophy

 
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