Introductory Lectures on Aesthetics

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

  • Title: Introductory Lectures on Aesthetics
  • Author: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Bernard Bosanquet Michael Inwood
  • ISBN: 9780140433357
  • Page: 110
  • Format: Paperback
  • Introductory Lectures on Aesthetics

    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

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    1. David Withun

      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. Whitney

      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. John Calvelli

      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. Nandini Goel

      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. Noé Ajo caamaño

      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. Karl Hallbjörnsson

      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. Cris

      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. Jesse

      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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