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Aesthetics and Subjectivity: From Kant to Nietzcheby Andrew Bowie
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This new, completely revised and re-written edition of Aesthetics and subjectivity brings up to date the original book's account of the path of German philosophy from Kant, via Fichte and Holderlin, the early Romantis, Schelling, Hegel, Schleimacher, to Nietzsche, in view of recent historical research and contemporary arguments in philosophy and theory in the humanities.
This book offers a detailed but accessible account of the vital German philosophical tradition of thinking about art and the self.
Offering an account of the German philosophical tradition of thinking about art and the self, this text looks at recent historical research and contemporary arguments in philosophy and theory in the humanities following the path of German philosophy from Kant through Hegel to Nietzsche.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -341) and index.
About the Author
Andrew Bowie is Chair of German, Royal Holloway University of London.
Table of Contents
Aesthetics and Modernity * Aesthetics and “Post-Modernity” * Part I: Modern Philosophy and the Emergence of Aesthetic Theory: Kant * Self-Consciousness, Knowledge and Freedom * The Unification of Nature * The Purpose of Beauty * The Limits of Beauty * Part II: German Idealism and Early German Romanticism * Thinking the Infinite * A “New Mythology” * Part III: Reflections on the
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