Values of beauty : historical essays in aesthetics / Paul Guyer.

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Published
  • Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 2005
Physical description
xxi, 359 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
  • 0521606691 (pbk.)
  • 0521844908 (hbk.)
  • 9780521606691 (pbk.)
  • 9780521844901 (hbk.)
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Audience
  • adult
Genre
  • Bibliography
Language
  • English

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Values of beauty : historical essays in aesthetics / Paul Guyer.

Author
Published
  • Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 2005
Physical description
1 online resource (xxi, 359 p. )
ISBN
  • 0-511-84087-X
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 345-352) and index.
  • Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
  • English
Contents
  • The origins of modern aesthetics: 1711-1735 -- The standard of taste and the 'most ardent desire of society' -- The harmony of the faculties revisited -- Beauty and utility in eighteenth-century aesthetics -- Free and adherent beauty: a modest proposal -- Kant on the purity of the ugly -- Beauty, freedom, and morality: Kant's lectures on anthropology and the development of his aesthetic theory -- The ethical value of the aesthetic: Kant, Alison, and Santayana -- The symbols of freedom in Kant's aesthetics -- Exemplary originality: genius, individuality, and universality -- Pleasure and knowledge in Schopenhauer's aesthetics -- From Jupiter's eagle to Warhol's boxes: the concept of art from Kant to Danto -- The value of a theory of beauty: Mary Mothersill's beauty restored.
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  • Bibliography
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  • English
  • "Guyer asserts that the idea of the freedom of the imagination as the key to both artistic creation and aesthetic experience has been a common thread throughout the modern history of aesthetics, although the freedom of the imagination has been understood and connected to other forms of freedom in many different ways."--Jacket.

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