The Relevance of the Beautiful and Other Essays / Edition 1

The Relevance of the Beautiful and Other Essays / Edition 1

5.0 1
by Hans-Georg Gadamer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521339537

ISBN-13: 9780521339537

Pub. Date: 02/28/1987

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This volume explores some of the more important of Hans-Georg Gadamer's extensive writings on art and literature. The principal text included is 'The Relevance of the Beautiful', Gadamer's most sustained treatment of philosophical aesthetics. The eleven other essays focus particularly on the challenge issued by modern painting and literature to our customary ideas

…  See more details below

Overview

This volume explores some of the more important of Hans-Georg Gadamer's extensive writings on art and literature. The principal text included is 'The Relevance of the Beautiful', Gadamer's most sustained treatment of philosophical aesthetics. The eleven other essays focus particularly on the challenge issued by modern painting and literature to our customary ideas of art, and in turn revitalize our understanding of it. Gadamer demonstrates the continuing importance of such concepts as imitation, truth, symbol, and play for our appreciation of contemporary art, and thereby establishes its continuity with the Western tradition. The essays here are not technical and are readily accessible to the beginning student and the general reader. The collection as a whole serves to illustrate the practice of hermeneutics and to introduce Gadamer's thought. Robert Bernasconi provides an introduction clarifying the central aims of the essays and their relations to Gadamer's major work, Truth and Method, and to the philosophy of art since Kant. A bibliography of Gadamer's writings available in English is also included.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521339537
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1987
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword; Editor's introduction; Sources; Part I: The Relevance of the Beautiful: Part II: Essays: 1. The festive character of theater; 2. Composition and interpretation; 3. Image and gesture; 4. The speechless image; 5. Art and imitation; 6. On the contribution of poetry to the search for truth; 7. Poetry and mimesis; 8. The play of art; 9. Philosophy and poetry; 10. Aesthetic and religious experience; Appendix: intuition and vividness; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

The Relevance of the Beautiful and Other Essays 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago