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Aesthetics  

Andreas Speer

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
This article draws some lines that might indicate the direction in which one might consider the notion of medieval aesthetics. It chooses three examples that have always been at the centre ... More

Aesthetics  

Alexander Rueger

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Jan 2011
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May 2011
This article examines how aesthetics became a branch of psychology during the early modern period in which new references to taste, perfection, and harmony reinforced the emphasis on ... More

Dewey’s Art as Experience in the Landscape of Twenty-First Century Aesthetics  

Casey Haskins

As we move beyond earlier postmodern era debates about the alleged death of aesthetics, Art as Experience remains a key resource for multidisciplinary discussions of “everyday aesthetics,” ... More

Dewey, Adorno, and the Purpose of Art  

Espen Hammer

The chapter focuses on Dewey’s claim that art should be viewed as a model of full, unrestricted human experience. Art, in this sense, is supposed to serve as a cognitive correction of ... More

History of Modern Aesthetics  

Paul Guyer

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Jan 2005
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Sep 2009
The first part of this article reviews a number of recent general approaches to the history of modern aesthetics. Some of the most prominent work on the history of the subject by ... More

Hobbes on the Nature and Scope of Poetry  

Timothy Raylor

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Mar 2016
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Jul 2015
Whereas earlier scholarship has tended to undervalue Hobbes’s contributions to the field of poetry and literary criticism, recent work has argued for a more prominent role for poetry and ... More

‘Holding on to the Sublime’: On Nietzsche’s Early ‘Unfashionable’ Project  

Keith Ansell-Pearson

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
This article analyses Nietzsche’s commitment to the sublime. Focusing on his early writings, it demonstrates how the sublime informs both Nietzsche’s conception of philosophy and his ideas ... More

Hume’s Taste and the Rationalist Critique  

Peter Kivy

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Jan 2016
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Sep 2014
The concept of genius—artistic genius in particular—is generally thought of as a quintessentially nineteenth-century phenomenon: the cornerstone, in fact, of German Romanticism. Kant’s ... More

Hume, Kant, and the Standard of Taste  

Paul Guyer

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Jan 2016
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Sep 2014
Kant suggests that the chief advantage of his theory of taste over Hume’s is its a priori rather than empirical foundation. But his claim to have provided such a foundation for judgments ... More

Nietzsche and the Arts of Life  

Aaron Ridley

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
This article focuses on how aesthetic values permeate Nietzsche’s philosophy. Artistry is not confined to the creation of conventional works of art but occurs in the form-giving that is ... More

Nietzsche and the Greeks  

Jessica N. Berry

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
This article explores notions about Nietzsche’s career as a philologist and his fascination with the Greeks. It considers his interest in Homer and the Greek philosophers—in particular, ... More

Nietzsche’s Philosophical Aestheticism  

Sebastian Gardner

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
This article explores Nietzsche’s philosophical aestheticism—the conception of art and the aesthetic as playing a necessary, internal, privileged role in the task of philosophy. It begins ... More

Schopenhauer as Nietzsche’s “Great Teacher” and “Antipode”  

Ivan Soll

This article examines Schopenhauer’s influence on Nietzsche’s work. It considers how Nietzsche adopted some of his central ideas from Schopenhauer, how he exploited some of Schopenhauer’s ... More

Wittgenstein on Aesthetics  

Malcolm Budd

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Oct 2011
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Jan 2012
Ludwig Wittgenstein had a deep and enduring interest in at least two of the major art forms: literature and music. He practised, if only briefly, two others: architecture and sculpture. In ... More

Writing Philosophy as Poetry: Literary form in Wittgenstein  

Marjorie Perloff

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Oct 2011
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Jan 2012
Ludwig Wittgenstein, hoping, in 1919, to persuade Ludwig von Ficker, the editor of the literary journal Der Brenner, to publish his controversial Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, remarked, ... More

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