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 Francis 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: 9780199260027
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 5/29/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

I. Part I: Hutcheson's First 'Inquiry' Just Before Hutcheson
II. The Sense of 'Sense'
III. The Sense of 'Beauty'
IV. The Sense of 'Beautiful'
V. Varieties of Aesthetic Experience
VI. God and Aesthetics
VII. Part II: Hutcheson - And Shortly Thereafter Rationalist Aesthetics in the Age of Hutcheson
VIII. Hutcheson and Hume
IX. Common Sense and the Sense of Beauty
X. The Rise of Association
XI. The Triumph of Association
XII. End of an Era
XIII. Part III: The Logic of Taste A Logic of Taste
XIV. Hutcheson's Idea of Beauty
XV. The 'Sense' of Beauty
XVI. Hume's Neighbour's Wife
XVII. Hume's 'Sentiments'
XVIII. The Logic of Taste
XIX. The Expression Theory of Art
XX. Seeing is Believing

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