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A History of Modern Aesthetics


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1. Prologue; Part I. Aesthetics in Britain, 1725-1800: 2. Hutcheson to Hume; 3. Hogarth, Burke, and Gerard; 4. From Kames to Alison and Stewart; Part II. French Aesthetics in Mid-Century: 5. Andre to Rousseau; Part III. German Aesthetics between Wolff and Kant: 6. The first generation of Wolffian aesthetics; 7. German aesthetics at mid-century; 8. Coming closer to Kant; Part IV. Kant and After: 9. Kant; 10. After Kant.

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A History of Modern Aesthetics narrates the history of philosophical aesthetics from the beginning of the eighteenth century through the twentieth century.

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Paul Guyer is the inaugural Jonathan Nelson Professor of Humanities and Philosophy at Brown University, Rode Island. He is author of nine books, and editor of six collections on the philosophy of Immanuel Kant, including four focusing on Kant's aesthetics. He has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and prizes, including a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship and an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Prize. A History of Modern Aesthetics was facilitated by a Laurance Rockefeller Fellowship at the Princeton University Center for Human Values. Professor Guyer is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has been president of both the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association and the American Society for Aesthetics.

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