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Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy : Classic and Romantic German Aesthetics - J. M. Bernstein

Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy

Classic and Romantic German Aesthetics

By: J. M. Bernstein (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 13th January 2003
ISBN: 9780521806398
Number Of Pages: 356

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This volume brings together major works by German thinkers, writing just prior to and after Kant, who were enormously influential in this crucial period of aesthetics. These texts include the first translation into English of Schiller's Kallias Letters and Moritz's On the Artistic Imitation of the Beautiful, together with new translations of some of Holderlin's most important theoretical writings and works by Hamann, Lessing, Novalis and Schlegel. In a philosophical introduction J. M. Bernstein traces the development of aesthetics from its still rationalist and mimetic construction in Lessing, through the optimistic construal of art and/or beauty as the appearance of human freedom in the work of Schiller, to Holderlin's darker vision of art as the memory of a lost unity, and the variations of that theme - of an impossible striving after the lost ideal - which are found in the work of Schlegel and Novalis.

Hamann: Aesthetica in nuce
Lessing: La¶coon
Moritz: On the Artistic Imitation of the Beautiful
Schiller: Kallias Letters
H¶lderlin: Oldest Program for a System of German Idealism
Letter to Hegel
Being Judgement Possibility
The Significance of Tragedy
Remarks on Oedipus
Novalis: From Miscellaneous Remarks
On Goethe
Studies in the Visual Arts
Schlegel: From 'Critical Fragments'
From 'Athenaeum Fragments'
From 'Ideas'
On Goethe's Meister
Letter about the Novel
On Incomprehensibility
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ISBN: 9780521806398
ISBN-10: 0521806399
Series: Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 13th January 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.65

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