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Aesthetics from classical Greece to the present : a short history

Author: Monroe C Beardsley
Publisher: University : University of Alabama Press, 1975, ©1966.
Series: Studies in the humanities (University, Ala.)., Philosophy ;, 13.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Beardsley's book ... It illuminates an area of history from a certain perspective as was never done before.... The distinguishing feature of his book is an excitement over everything I aesthetics  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Monroe C Beardsley
ISBN: 9780817366230 0817366237
OCLC Number: 1528348
Notes: Reprint of the ed. published by Macmillan, New York.
Description: 414 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: 1. First thoughts --
2. Plato: Art and imitation ; Beauty ; Morality ; 3. Aristotle: The proper pleasure of tragedy ; Aristotle's answer to Plato ; 4. The later classical philosophers: Hellenism and Roman classicism ; Plotinus ; 5. The Middle Ages: St. Augustine ; St. Thomas Aquinas ; The theory of interpretation ; 6. The Renaissance: Neoplatonism ; Theory of painting ; Music and poetry ; 7. The Enlightenment: Cartesian rationalism: Poetics ; Theory of painting and music ; Toward a unified aesthetics ; 8. The Enlightenment: empiricism: Imagination and artistic creation ; The problem of taste: Shaftesbury to Hume ; The aesthetic qualities: Hogarth to Alison ; 9. German idealism: Immanuel Kant ; Objective idealism ; 10. Romanticism: The aesthetics of feeling ; Theories of the imagination ; Schopenhauer and Nietzsche ; 11. The artist and society: Art for art's sake ; Realism ; Social responsibility ; 12. Contemporary developments: Croce and the metaphysicians ; Santayana and Dewey ; Semiotic approaches ; Marxism-Leninism ; Phenomenology and existentialism ; Empiricism.
Series Title: Studies in the humanities (University, Ala.)., Philosophy ;, 13.
Responsibility: Monroe C. Beardsley.

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