German Aesthetic Literary Criticism

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The volume comprises selections from the major work of Kant, Schopenhauer, and Hegel, as well as from Fichte and Schelling, some of whose writings are translated here for the first time. The volume comprises selections from the major work of Kant, Schopenhauer, and Hegel, as well as from Fichte and Schelling, some of whose writings are translated here for the first time. It thus provides a much fuller context for the German Idealist movement than has been hitherto available in any comparable form in English. The texts reveal aesthetic philosophy and literary criticism not as abstract of peripheral disciplines but as absolutely central topics in the mainstream of German Idealist thought. Dr Simpson's introduction places the writers and their work in an appropriate intellectual context, and his extensive annotation seeks to clarify and render more accessible their complex and often elusive ideas.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521280860
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/24/1984
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Kant: an answer to the question: what is Enlightenment? Selections from the Critique of Judgement; 2. Fichte: On the spirit and the letter in philosophy; Foreword to The Vocation of Man; Selections from On the Nature of the Scholar, and his Manifestations of the Sphere of Freedom; 3. Schelling: Conclusion to System of Transcendental Idealism; On Modern Dramatic Poetry (from Philosophy of Art); On Dante in Relation to Philosophy; Selections from Concerning the Relation of the Plastic Arts to Nature; 4. Schopenhauer: Selections from The World as Will and Representation; 5. Hegel: Selections from On Classical Studies; Selections from Aesthetics: Lectures on Fine Art; From The Philosophy of Spirit; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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