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Values of beauty : historical essays in aesthetics

Author: Paul Guyer
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Values of Beauty, Paul Guyer discusses major ideas and figures in the history of aesthetics from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the end of the twentieth century. At the core of the book are Guyer's most recent essays on the epochal contribution of Immauel Kant. The book sets Kant's work in the context of predecessors, contemporaries, and successors, including David Hume, Alexander Gerard, Archibald
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Genre/Form: Essays
Aufsatzsammlung
History
Named Person: Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Guyer
ISBN: 0521844908 9780521844901 0521606691 9780521606691
OCLC Number: 56799087
Description: xxi, 359 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The origins of modern aesthetics: 1711-1735 --
The standard of taste and the 'most ardent desire of society' --
The harmony of the faculties revisited --
Beauty and utility in eighteenth-century aesthetics --
Free and adherent beauty: a modest proposal --
Kant on the purity of the ugly --
Beauty, freedom, and morality: Kant's lectures on anthropology and the development of his aesthetic theory --
The ethical value of the aesthetic: Kant, Alison, and Santayana --
The symbols of freedom in Kant's aesthetics --
Exemplary originality: genius, universality, and individuality --
Pleasure and knowledge in Schopenhauer's aesthetics --
From Jupiter's eagle to Warhol's boxes: the concept of art from Kant to Danto --
The value of a theory of beauty: Mary Mothersill's beauty restored.
Responsibility: Paul Guyer.
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