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Introductory Lectures on Aesthetics (Penguin Classics)

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Synopsis:

Delivered in Berlin in the 1820s, these lectures are a classic introduction to the subject. Hegel prefaced these lectures with a summary of their main doctrines, and this introduction has itself become a classic in its own right, as well as constituting a prolegomenon to the thought of Hegel.

Table of Contents

Introductory Lectures on Aesthetics Introduction

A Note on the Translation and Commentary

INTRODUCTORY LECTURES ON AESTHETICS

Chapter I: The Range of Aesthetic Defined, and Some Objections against the Philosophy of Art Refuted

[α Aesthetic confined to Beauty of Art

β Does Art merit Scientific Treatment?

γ Is Scientific Treatment appropriate to Art?

δ Answer to β

ε Answer to γ]

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 Genius

2. Abstract Reflection

3. The Philosophical Conception of Artistic Beauty, general notion of]

Chapter III: The Conception of Artistic Beauty

Part I - The Work of Art as Made and as Sensuous

1. 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

(α) Relations of the Sensuous to the Mind

(αα) Desire

(ββ) Theory

(γγ) Sensuous as Symbol of Spiritual

(β) The Sensuous Element, how Present in the Artist

(γ) The Content of Art Sensuous]

Part II - The End of Art

3. [The Interest or End of Art

(a) Imitation of Nature?

(α) Mere Repetition of Nature is -

(αα) Superfluous

(ββ) Imperfect

(γγ) Amusing Merely as Sleight of Hand

(β) What is Good to Imitate?

(γ) Some Arts cannot be called Imitative

(b) Humani nihil - ?

(c) Mitigation of the Passions?

(α) How Art mitigates the Passions

(β) How Art purifies the Passions

(αα) It must have a Worthy Content

(ββ) But ought not to be Didactic

(γγ) 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 Philosophy

1. 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, Schelling

3. The Irony

Chapter V: Division of the Subject

[1. The Condition of Artistic Presentation is the Correspondence of Matter and Plastic Form

2. Part I - The Ideal

3. Part II - The Types of Art

(α) Symbolic Art

(β) Classical Art

(γ) Romantic Art

4. Part III - The Several Arts

(α) Architecture

(β) Sculpture

(γ) Romantic Art, comprising

(i) Painting

(ii) Music

(iii) Poetry

5. Conclusion]

Commentary

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140433357
Translator:
Bosanquet, Bernard
Author:
Bosanquet, Bernard
Author:
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich
Author:
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedri
Author:
Inwood, Michael
Author:
Wilhelm, Georg
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Modern
Subject:
Aesthetics
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
Art - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
12-94
Publication Date:
19940131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.82x5.06x.72 in. .42 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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