Hegel and the Arts (Topics in Historical Philosophy) by
English | 2007 | ISBN: 0810123614, 0810123622 | 382
pages | PDF | 1,7 MB
That aesthetics is central to Hegel's philosophical
enterprise is not widely acknowledged, nor has his
significant contribution to the discipline been truly
appreciated. Some may be familiar with his theory of
tragedy and his (supposed) doctrine of the "end of art,"
but many philosophers and writers on art pay little or no
attention to his lectures on aesthetics. The essays in this
collection, all but one written specifically for this volume,
aim to raise the profile of Hegel's aesthetic theory by
showing in detail precisely why that theory is so powerful.
Writing from various perspectives and not necessarily
aligned with Hegel's position, the contributors
demonstrate that Hegel's lectures on aesthetics
constitute one of the richest reservoirs of ideas about the
arts, their history, and their future that we possess.
Addressing a range of important topics, the essays
examine the conceptual bases of Hegel's organization of
his aesthetics, his treatment of various specific arts
(architecture, sculpture, painting, music, and tragedy),
and several of the most famous issues in the literatureÔÇô
including the "end of art" thesis, the relation between art
and religion, and the vexed relationship between Hegel
and the romantics. Together they shed light on the
profound reflections on art contained in Hegel's
philosophy and also suggest ways in which his aesthetics
might resonate well beyond the field of philosophical
aesthetics, perhaps beyond philosophy itself.
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