Art and the Absolute: A Study of Hegel's Aesthetics

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Chapter One. Art, Imitation and Creation

Imitation: Art and the Metaphysics of Image and Original,

Creation: Art and Sensuous Self-Knowledge,

Art and Philosophy: Openness and Subordination,

Chapter Two. Art, Philosophy and Concreteness

The Tension of Image and Concept,

The Question of Concreteness,

Concreteness and the Art Work,

Concreteness and the Philosophical Concept,

Art and Philosophy as Complementary Modes of Concrete Articulation,

Chapter Three. Art, Religion and Absoluteness

Art, Religion and Absolute Spirit,

Art as "Aesthetic,"

Art as "Religious": Symbolical, Classical and Romantic Art,

Art as "Religious": Creativity and Geist ,

The Aesthetic and the Religious: On Right- and Left-Hegelian Readings,

Chapter Four: Art, History and the Question of an End

Art and the Question of History,

Art and Time: Dialectic in Imaginative Form,

Art, History and the Embodiment of an "Open" End,

Art's Wholeness and the Problem of Closure,

Chapter Five. Dialectic, Deconstruction and Art's Wholeness

Deconstruction and the Absence of the Absolute,

Literary Theory and the Question of Wholeness,

Art and Post-Hegelianism: The Nietzschean-Heideggerian Heritage,

Identity, Difference and Deconstruction,

Identity, Difference and Dialectic,

Dialectic, Art and Wholeness,

Chapter Six. Beauty and the Aesthetic Dilemma of Modernity

Beauty and the Absolute,

The Ambiguity of Beauty for Hegel and His Era: Enthusiasm and Scepticism,

Beauty in Eclipse: Subjectivity in Excess,

Ancient Beauty and the Modern Expressive Subject: Hegel in Relation to Platonic and Kantian Aesthetics,

Beauty and the Overcoming of Metaphysical Dualisms: Aquinas and Hegel,

Beauty as Concrete Universal and as Transcendental Concept: The Aesthetic Dilemma of Modernity Revisited,

Aesthetic Theodicy and the Transfiguration of the Ugly,

The Future of Beauty,




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