Schopenhauer, Philosophy and the Arts

Schopenhauer, Philosophy and the Arts

by Dale Jacquette
     
 

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This collection brings together thirteen new essays by some of the most respected contemporary scholars of Schopenhauer's aesthetics from a wide spectrum of philosophical perspectives. It examines the unique theory Schopenhauer developed to explain the life and work of the artist, and the influence his aesthetic philosophy has had on subsequent artistic traditions

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This collection brings together thirteen new essays by some of the most respected contemporary scholars of Schopenhauer's aesthetics from a wide spectrum of philosophical perspectives. It examines the unique theory Schopenhauer developed to explain the life and work of the artist, and the influence his aesthetic philosophy has had on subsequent artistic traditions in such diverse areas as music, painting, poetry, literature, and architecture. The authors present Schopenhauer's thought as a vital and enduring contribution to aesthetic theory, and to the idealist vision that continues to guide Romantic and neo-Romantic art.

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'From Dale Jacquette's lucid and expansive introductory essay through a distinguished list of contributions, we are shown the intricacies of Schopenhauer's ideas on aesthetics and the arts as well as their problems, their extraordinary influence, and their ongoing significance.' The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521473880
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and the Arts Series
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

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