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Author Herder, Johann Gottfried, 1744-1803.

Title Selected writings on aesthetics / Johann Gottfried Herder ; translated and edited by Gregory Moore
Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 455 pages)
Contents Is the beauty of the body a herald of the beauty of the soul? -- A monument to Baumgarten -- Critical forest, or reflections on the art and science of the beautiful: first grove, dedicated to Mr. Lessing's Laocoön -- Critical forests: fourth grove, on Riedel's Theory of the beaux arts -- Shakespeare -- The causes of sunken taste among the different peoples in whom it once blossomed -- On the influence of the belles lettres on the higher sciences -- Does painting or music have a greater effect?: a divine colloquy -- On image, poetry, and fable
Summary A seminal figure in the philosophy of history, culture, and language, Johann Gottfried Herder (1744-1803) also produced some of the most important and original works in the history of aesthetic theory. A student of Kant, he spent much of his life striving to reconcile the opposing poles of Enlightenment thought represented by his early mentors. His ideas influenced Hegel, Schleiermacher, Nietzsche, Dilthey, J.S. Mill, and Goethe. This book presents most of Herder's important writings on aesthetics, including the main sections of one of his major untranslated works, Kritische Walder (Critical
Analysis Aesthetics
Notes Translated from the German
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-447) and index
Notes Translated from the German
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Subject Aesthetics.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005029475
ISBN 1400827167 (electronic bk.)
9781400827169 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)
Other Titles Works. Selections. English. 2006