The Philosophy of Art (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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The Philosophy of Art (Barnes & Noble Digital Library) by G. W. F. Hegel

This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.  We have reached the end of art, states Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel in The Philosophy of Art. Hegel charts the progression of art in order to show how it reached its full and final development. But that does not mean that art is dead to us-far from it. Hegel argues for the significance of the philosophy of art, which for him ranks higher than the study of nature in terms of aiding our understanding of reality. Accompanying Hegel's overview of his science of aesthetics are a laudatory introduction by the prominent nineteenth-century scholar and translator W. Hastie and an extensive elaboration of Hegel's ideas by his student C. L. Michelet.

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ISBN-13: 9781411466418
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 03/13/2012
Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
File size: 835 KB
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, the son of an official in the government of Württemberg, was born in Stuttgart on August 27, 1770. At seminary in Tübingen where he met German poet Hölderlin and Friedrich Schelling, who would have a profound influence on Hegel’s philosophy.  He published his first major work, the Phenomenology of Spirit, in 1807.  On November 14, 1831, Hegel died of cholera in Berlin, a year after being elected rector of the University of Berlin and four months after having been decorated by Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia.

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This book is great for understanding this important philosophical work. The text flows so elegantly, and the introduction helps greatly.