Introductory Lectures on Aesthetics (Paperback)

Introductory Lectures on Aesthetics By Georg Wilhelm Friedr Hegel, Bernard Bosanquet (Translated by), Michael Inwood (Editor), Michael Inwood (Introduction by), Michael Inwood (Commentaries by) Cover Image
By Georg Wilhelm Friedr Hegel, Bernard Bosanquet (Translated by), Michael Inwood (Editor), Michael Inwood (Introduction by), Michael Inwood (Commentaries by)
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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.

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Hegel (1770-1831) is one of hte most important of modern philosophers, due to his relation to Marx and the support his philosophy seemed to offer to theories of nationalism and social democracy, and his impact on a range of humanities. He is best known for The Phenomenology of Spirit, The Science of Logic, The Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences, and The Philosophy of Right, as well as his lectures, which were published posthumously by his friends. Bernard Bosanquet was a Fellow of University College, Oxford teaching philosophy and ancient history. From 1903 to 1908 he held the chair of moral philosophy at St Andrews. He died in 1923.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780140433357
ISBN-10: 014043335X
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: January 4th, 1994
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Penguin Classics