The Seventh Sense: Frances Hutcheson and Eighteenth-Century British Aesthetics / Edition 2

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"Now reissued with substantial new material, The Seventh Sense is the definitive study of the aesthetic theory of the great eighteenth-century philosopher Frances Hutcheson, and its huge influence on British aesthetics. Peter Kivy's book is a seminal work on early modern aesthetics, and has been much in demand since going out of print some years ago; this new edition brings the book up to date with the addition of eight essays that Kivy has written on the subject since 1976."
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"Reading—or for many, rereading—Kivy's book, gives one a sense of why it still remains the only study of its kind: it is hard to imagine how any rewriting could have improved the books' philosophical content...the essays are a pleasure to read: clear, informative, and precise, like The Seventh Sense itself. ... As Hutcheson and his contemporaries were fond of emphasizing, one mark of excellence in any creative or scholarly endeavor is that it has stood the test of time... Kivy's book passes this test with flying colors, and there is no reason to think that it will not endure through a span of further years with the same resilience that has seen it so well through the past three decades."—Notre Dame Philosophical Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199260010
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 5/29/2003
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Hutcheson's First "Inquiry"
I Just Before Hutcheson 3
II The Sense of "Sense" 24
III The Sense of "Beauty" 44
IV The Sense of "Beautiful" 63
V Varieties of Aesthetic Experience 88
VI God and Aesthetics 111
Pt. II Hutcheson - and Shortly Thereafter
VII Rationalist Aesthetics in the Age of Hutcheson 127
VIII Hutcheson and Hume 143
IX Common Sense and the Sense of Beauty 158
X The Rise of Association 178
XI The Triumph of Association 192
XII End of an Era 207
App. A 223
App. B 230
Pt. III The Logic of Taste
XIII The Logic of Taste: The First Fifty Years 239
XIV Hutcheson's Idea of Beauty 260
XV The "Sense" of Beauty and the Sense of "Art" 266
XVI Hume's Neighbour's Wife 283
XVII Hume's "Sentiments" 301
XVIII The Logic of Taste: Reid and the Second Fifty Years 311
XIX Seeing (and so forth) is Believing (among other things) 335
Endnotes 355
Publication History 383
Bibliography 384
Index 391
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