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The genealogy of aesthetics

The genealogy of aesthetics

Author: Ekbert Faas
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st publ.]View all editions and formats

Is it body or spirit that makes us appreciate beauty and create art? Ekbert Faas argues that, with occasional exceptions, the mainstream of western thinking about beauty from Plato onwards has  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ekbert Faas
ISBN: 0521811821 9780521811828
OCLC Number: 912227450
Notes: Indice.
Description: XIII, 439 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Plato's transvaluations of aesthetic values; 2. Proto-Nietzschean opponents to Plato; 3. Late Antiquity, Plotinus, and Augustine; 4. Augustine's Platonopolis; 5. The Middle Ages; 6. The Renaissance; 7. The Renaissance Academy, Ficino, Montaigne, and Shakespeare; 8. Hobbes and Shaftesbury; 9. Mandeville, Burke, Hume, and E. Darwin; 10. Kant's ethicoteleological aesthetics; 11. Kant's midlife conversion; 12. Hegel, Feuerbach, and Marx; 13. Marx's Nietzschean moment; 14. Heidegger's 'destruction' of traditional aesthetics; 15. Heidegger contra Nietzsche; 16. Heidegger, Nietzsche, and Derrida; 17. Differance, Freud, Nietzsche, and Artaud; 18. Derrida's mega-transcendentalist Mimesis; 19. Postmodern or Pre-Nietszschean? Derrida, Lyotard, and de Man; 20. The Postmodern revival of the aesthetic ideal; Afterword.
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