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Aesthetics from classical Greece to the present : a short history

Author: Monroe C Beardsley
Publisher: Tuscaloosa [u.a] Univ. of Alabama Press 1998
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 11. reprintView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Monroe C Beardsley
ISBN: 0817366237 9780817366230
OCLC Number: 248766672
Notes: Literaturangaben
Description: 414 Seiten
Contents: Part 1 First thoughts. Part 2 Plato: art and imitation; beauty; morality; bibliography. Part 3 Aristotle: the proper pleasure of tragedy; Aristotle's answer to Plato. Part 4 The later classical philosophers: Hellenism and Roman Catholicism; Plotinus. Part 5 The Middle Ages: St Augustine; St Thomas Aquinas; the theory of interpretation. Part 6 The Renaissance: Neoplatonism; theory of painting; music and poetry. Part 7 The Enlightenment: Cartesian rationalism: poetics; theory of painting and music; toward a unified aesthetics. Part 8 The Enlightenment: empiricism - imagination and artistic creation; the problem of taste - Shaftsbury to Hume; the aesthetic qualities - Hogarth to Alison. Part 9 German idealism: Immanuel Kant; objective idealism. Part 10 Romanticism: the aesthetics of feeling; theories of the imagination; Schopenhauer and Nietzsche. Part 11 The artist and society: art for art's sake; realism; social responsibility. Part 12 Contemporary developments: Croce and the metaphysicians; Santayana and Dewey; semiotic approaches; Marxism-Leninism; phenomenology and existentialism; empiricism.
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