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A History of Modern Aesthetics


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Part I. German Aesthetics in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century: 1. Early Romanticism and idealism; 2. In the shadow of Schelling; 3. The high tide of idealism; 4. In the wake of Hegel; Part II. (Mostly) British Aesthetics in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century: 5. Ruskin; 6. Aestheticism; 7. Bosanquet and Tolstoy; Part III. German Aesthetics in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century: 8. In the shadow of Schopenhauer; 9. Neo-Kantian aesthetics; 10. Psychological aesthetics: play and empathy.

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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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