Aesthetics of Ugliness: A Critical Edition

Aesthetics of Ugliness: A Critical Edition

by Karl Rosenkranz


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781350022928
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 08/24/2017
Edition description: Critical
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Karl Rosenkranz (1805 –1879) was a German philosopher. He followed Kant and Herbart as professor of philosophy in Königsberg; in 1848-49 he took part in the reform government in Berlin.

Andrei Pop is Associate Professor in the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago.

Mechtild Widrich is Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art History in the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:
1. Introductory essay by Andrei Pop and Mechtild Widrich

2. Karl Rosenkranz, Aesthetics of Ugliness, 1853

3. The Text:
Section 1: Formlessness
Section 2: Incorrectness
Section 3: Deformation or Disfiguration
Rosenkranz's and editors' notes

4. Texts crucial to the understanding of the Aesthetics of Ugliness:
i) Rosenkranz's review of Hegel's Aesthetics, 1836 and 1839
ii) Rosenkranz's entry on "Aesthetics in its Development" in the Brockhaus Conversation-Lexikon, 1838
iii) Rosenkranz, “Beauty and Art” section of his System of Science, 1850


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