Hume's Aesthetic Theory: Sentiment and Taste in the History of Aesthetics

Hume's Aesthetic Theory: Sentiment and Taste in the History of Aesthetics

by Dabney Townsend

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Hume's Aesthetic Theory: Sentiment and Taste in the History of Aesthetics by Dabney Townsend

Hume's Aesthetic Theory examines the neglected area of the development of aesthetics in empiricist thinking, exploring the link between the empiricist background of aesthetics in the eighteenth century and the work of David Hume.
This is a major contribution to our understanding of Hume's general philosophy and provides fresh insights into the history of aesthetics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415868167
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/31/2013
Series: Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Philosophy Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dabney Townsend is Professor of Philosophy at Armstrong Atlantic University, Georgia, USA.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsviii
Abbreviationsix
Introduction1
1Shaftesbury and Hume12
2Taste47
3Hume's appeal to sentiment86
4The aesthetic/moral analogy137
5Rules158
6The problem of a standard of taste180
Notes217
Bibliography236
Index244

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