Part I. German Aesthetics in the Twentieth Century: 1. German aesthetics between the wars: Lukacs and Heidegger; 2. German aesthetics after World War II; Part II. Aesthetics in Britain until World War II: 3. Bloomsbury, Croce, and Bullough; 4. First responses to Croce; 5. Collingwood; Part III. American Aesthetics in the First Half of the Twentieth Century: 6. Santayana; 7. The American reception of expression theory I: Parker to Greene; 8. Dewey; 9. The American reception of expression theory II: Cassirer and Langer; 10. After Dewey and Cassirer; Part IV. Wittgenstein and After: Anglo-American Aesthetics in the Second Part of the Twentieth Century: 11. Wittgenstein; 12. The first wave; 13. The second wave.
A History of Modern Aesthetics narrates the history of philosophical aesthetics from the beginning of the eighteenth century through the twentieth century.
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.