Introductory Lectures on Aesthetics

Introductory Lectures on Aesthetics

Description

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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Details

Author(s)
G. W. F. Hegel, Bernard Bosanquet, Michael Inwood
Format
Paperback | 256 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 15mm | 191g
Publication date
04 Jan 1994
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint
PENGUIN CLASSICS
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
014043335X
ISBN13
9780140433357
Bestsellers rank
56,539