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The Origins of Modern Critical Thought: German Aesthetic and Literary Criticism from Lessing to Hegel

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Originally published in 1988, this book provides a comprehensive anthology in English of the major texts of German literary and aesthetic theory between Lessing and Hegel. It represents a one-volume compendium of the three-volume set of German Aesthetic and Literary Criticism published by Cambridge University Press in 1984 and 1985. The texts contained in this volume are crucial to an understanding not only of the Romantic period itself, but also of the foundational concepts and arguments of literary theory. An ...

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Overview

Originally published in 1988, this book provides a comprehensive anthology in English of the major texts of German literary and aesthetic theory between Lessing and Hegel. It represents a one-volume compendium of the three-volume set of German Aesthetic and Literary Criticism published by Cambridge University Press in 1984 and 1985. The texts contained in this volume are crucial to an understanding not only of the Romantic period itself, but also of the foundational concepts and arguments of literary theory. An exceptional resource, this book will be indispensable to literary theorists, philosophers, political scientists, and anyone else interested in the contributions of Romantic aesthetics to nineteenth-century and later theories of social organisation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521359023
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2011
  • Pages: 460
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Table of Contents

Citations and abbreviations; A note on selections and translations; Introduction; Part I. Lessing: 1. From Laocoon; 2. Letter to Nicolai; Part II. Herder: 3. Extract from Correspondence on the Ossian and the Songs of the Ancient People; 5. Extracts from Shakespeare; Part III. Kant: 5. Selections from the Critique of Judgement; Part IV. Schiller: 6. From On the Aesthetic Education of Man; 7. From On the Naive and Sentimental Poetry; Part V. Friedrich Schlegel: 8. On Incomprehensibility; 9. From Critical Fragments; 10. From Athenäum Fragments; 11. From Ideas; 12. From On Goethe's 'Meister'; 13. From Letter About the Novel; Part VI. Fichte: 14. From On the Nature of the Scholar; Part VII. Schelling: 15. Conclusion to System of Transcendental Idealism; 16. From Philosophy of Art; 17. On Dante in Relation to Philosophy; Part VIII. A. W. Schlegel: 18. From Lectures on Dramatic Art and Literature; Part IX. Novalis: 19. Monologue; Part X. Goethe: 20. From Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship; 21. From Winckelmann; Part XI. Jean Paul Richter: 22. From School for Aesthetics; Part XII. Solger: 23. From Erwin; Part XIII. Schopenhauer: 24. From The World as Will and Representation; Part XIV. Hegel: 25. From Aesthetics: Lectures on Fine Art; Notes; Bibliography.

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