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Diotima's children [electronic resource] : German aesthetic rationalism from Leibniz to Lessing /

Frederick C. Beiser.

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Main Author: Beiser, Frederick C.
Published: Oxford ; Oxford University Press, 2009.
Series: ebrary Academic religion & philosophy
Academic complete, religion & philosophy
Topics: Aesthetics, German - 17th century. | Aesthetics, German - 18th century. | Rationalism. | ART - Reference. | PHILOSOPHY - Aesthetics. | ART - Performance.
Genres: Electronic books.
Online Access: http://site.ebrary.com/lib/jkmlibrary/detail.action?docID=10358418 Access restricted to individuals currently affiliated with the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and McCormick Theological Seminary
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504 |aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
505 0 |aReappraising aesthetic rationalism -- A glorious relic? -- Theory of aesthetic judgment -- The rationalist aesthetic -- The meaning of rules -- Kant's paltry polemic -- Diotima versus Dionysus -- The challenge of irrationalism -- Gadamer and the rationalist tradition -- Leibniz and the roots of aesthetic rationalism -- The grandfather's strange case -- Theory of beauty -- Analysis of sense -- The classical Trinity -- Wolff and the birth of aesthetic rationalism -- Wolff and the aesthetic tradition -- Theory of the arts -- Psychology -- Theory of beauty -- Foundations of neo-classicism -- Gottsched and the high noon of rationalism -- Herr Professor Gottsched's Peruke -- The importance of taste -- Defense of tragedy -- Theory of taste -- Poetics -- The rules -- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde -- The poets' war -- Leipzig versus Zurich -- Misreadings of the dispute -- The point in dispute -- Baumgarten's science of aesthetics -- The father of aesthetics -- A philosophical poetics -- A science of beauty -- Theory of sensation -- Analysis of beauty -- Status of aesthetics -- An ambiguous legacy -- Winckelmann and neo-classicism -- Winckelmann as philosopher -- Historical influence -- Imitating the ancients -- A neo-classical aesthetic -- Ancients versus moderns -- Aesthetic theory -- Painting and allegory -- Eros and Dionysus -- Mendelssohn's defense of reason -- The guardian of Enlightenment -- The analysis of sensation -- The grin of Silenus -- Second thoughts -- Taming the sublime -- Reckoning with Burke -- Encounter with Jean-Jacques -- The claims of genius -- First clash with Hamann -- Abelard and Fulbert's brief spat -- The three-faculty theory -- Lessing and the Reformation of aesthetic rationalism -- Lessing and the rationalist tradition -- Genius and rules -- The irrationality of genius -- Rationalism and sentimentalism in Lessing's ethics -- Laokoon : thesis and inductive argument -- Laokoon : the deductive argument -- Laokoon : its hidden agenda.
520 8 |aThis text presents a comprehensive re-examination of the rationalist tradition of aesthetics as it prevailed in Germany in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. This tradition is of the greatest historical importance because it gave birth to modern aesthetics, art criticism, and art history.
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