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Introductory Lectures on Aesthetics By Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Bernard Bosanquet Michael Inwood,

  • Title: Introductory Lectures on Aesthetics
  • Author: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Bernard Bosanquet Michael Inwood
  • ISBN: 9780140433357
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Paperback
  • Librarian note an alternate cover for this edition can be found here.For Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel 1770 1831 , art almost ranked with religion and philosophy in its power to reveal the fundamental nature of existence But although he lived in the German golden age of Goethe, Schiller and Mozart, he also believed that art was in terminal decline.To resolve this appareLibrarian note an alternate cover for this edition can be found here.For Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel 1770 1831 , art almost ranked with religion and philosophy in its power to reveal the fundamental nature of existence But although he lived in the German golden age of Goethe, Schiller and Mozart, he also believed that art was in terminal decline.To resolve this apparent paradox, as Michael Inwood explains in his incisive Introduction, we must understand the particular place of aesthetics in Hegel s vast intellectual edifice Its central pillars consist of logic, philosophy of nature and philosophy of spirit Art derives its value from offering a sensory vision of the God like absolute, from its harmonious fusion of form and content, and from summing up the world view of an age such as Homer s While it scaled supreme heights in ancient Greece, Hegel doubted art s ability to encompass Christian belief or the reflective irony characteristic of modern societies Many such challenging ideas are developed in this superb treatise it counts among the most stimulating works of a master thinker.Table of ContentsIntroductory Lectures on Aesthetics Introduction A Note on the Translation and CommentaryINTRODUCTORY LECTURES ON AESTHETICSChapter I The Range of Aesthetic Defined, and Some Objections against the Philosophy of Art Refuted Aesthetic confined to Beauty of Art Does Art merit Scientific Treatment Is Scientific Treatment appropriate to Art Answer to Answer to Chapter II Methods of Science Applicable to Beauty and Art 1 Empirical Method Art scholarship a Its Range b It generates Rules and Theories c The Rights of Genius2 Abstract Reflection3 The Philosophical Conception of Artistic Beauty, general notion of Chapter III The Conception of Artistic BeautyPart I The Work of Art as Made and as Sensuous1 Work of Art as Product of Human Activity a Conscious Production by Rule b Artistic Inspiration c Dignity of Production by Man d Man s Need to produce Works of Art 2 Work of Art as addressed to Man s Sense a Object of Art Pleasant Feeling b Feeling of Beauty Taste c Art scholarship d Profounder Consequences of Sensuous Nature of Art Relations of the Sensuous to the Mind Desire Theory Sensuous as Symbol of Spiritual The Sensuous Element, how Present in the Artist The Content of Art Sensuous Part II The End of Art3 The Interest or End of Art a Imitation of Nature Mere Repetition of Nature is Superfluous Imperfect Amusing Merely as Sleight of Hand What is Good to Imitate Some Arts cannot be called Imitative b Humani nihil c Mitigation of the Passions How Art mitigates the Passions How Art purifies the Passions It must have a Worthy Content But ought not to be Didactic Nor explicitly addressed to a Moral Purpose d Art has its own Purpose as Revelation of Truth Chapter IV Historical Deducation of the True Idea of Art in Modern Philosophy1 Kant a Pleasure in Beauty not Appetitive b Pleasure in Beauty Universal c The Beautiful in its Teleological Aspect d Delight in the Beautiful necessary though felt 2 Schiller, Winckelmann, Schelling3 The IronyChapter V Division of the Subject 1 The Condition of Artistic Presentation is the Correspondence of Matter and Plastic Form2 Part I The Ideal3 Part II The Types of Art Symbolic Art Classical Art Romantic Art4 Part III The Several Arts Architecture Sculpture Romantic Art, comprising i Painting ii Music iii Poetry5 Conclusion Commentary
    Introductory Lectures on Aesthetics Librarian note an alternate cover for this edition can be found here For Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel art almost ranked with religion and philosophy in its power to reveal the fundamental

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    1. In his lectures on aesthetics, Hegel attempts to formulate a theory of the fine arts that will place them within the paradigm of his wider philosophy of history Art, he says, is on the decline, but this is not altogether a bad thing as it is an indication of the increasing centrality of the mind in a purer form The movement of the spirit, he says, has led us to an epoch in which is it is no longer necessary as it once was to embody our thoughts within the material order While it would be difficu [...]

    2. I like Hegel He s a nice breath of fresh air after Kant s prose But I don t buy this idea of history being progressive We continually repeat past mistakes both literally and intellectually so we need reminders through art I think But I m no Hegel.

    3. Prior to this book I read Zizek s 1000 page book on Hegel This short and intense book was very helpful, as it embodied Hegel s thought and the dialectic in a concise form.

    4. Introductory Lectures on Aesthetics by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel is a fine piece of work which speaks about art , how it flourished, how it has taken different turns in the history and how its end is approaching According to Hegel, Art can flourish the best only when it is given equal importance as compared to religion and philosophy He believes that art is based on an Idea or a concept He also continuously argues that the Greek art which he calls classic art was the period when art flourish [...]

    5. Tremenda construcci n metaf sica Hegeliana Necesaria para comprender gran parte de la historia de la filosof a e incluso de la ciencia posterior a l Uno de aquellos errores no confundentes, un error tan f rtil, que estamos autorizados a agradec rselo al autor Equivocarse as es un privilegio.

    6. I m gonna have to read this one again someday, preferably in a philosophy course at school but don t get me wrong, I felt that I understood the otherwise clunky and obscure text well enough I simply would like to partake in discussions regarding the subject matter I ll take up some Hegel soon, I think He has an intoxicatingly grand view of the universe and our role in it.

    7. Not what I hoped for Written to cull the support of a prince, this book spends much time talking about Art as a tool for keeping society moral Interesting but not what I was after I guess the purposeful use of art as tool by a state offends me.

    8. Mediocre at best Hegel basically has no idea what art is Read Kant s lectures immediately after reading these in order to see very clearly the difference between genius and a vulgar mind today

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