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No philosopher has held a higher opinion of art than Hegel, yet nor was any so profoundly pessimistic about its prospects - despite living in the German golden age of Goethe, Mozart and Schiller. For if the artists of classical Greece could find the perfect fusion of content and form, modernity faced complicating - and ultimately disabling - questions. Christianity, with its code of unworldliness, had compromised the immediacy of man's relationship with reality, and ironic detachment had alienated him from his deepest feelings. Hegel's Introductory Lectures on Aesthetics were delivered in Berlin in the 1820s and stand today as a passionately argued work that challenged the ability of art to respond to the modern world.
A Note on the Translation and Commentary
The Range of Aesthetic Defined, and Some Objections against the Philosophy of Art Refuted
Methods of Science Applicable to Beauty and Art
The Conception of Artistic Beauty
Historical Deduction of the True Idea of Art in Modern Philosophy
Division of the Subject
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ISBN: 9780140433357 ISBN-10: 014043335X Series: Penguin Classics Audience:
For Ages: 18+ years old Format:
Number Of Pages: 256 Published: 27th May 1993 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.5
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1