The Founding of Aesthetics in the German Enlightenment: The Art of Invention and the Invention of Art

The Founding of Aesthetics in the German Enlightenment: The Art of Invention and the Invention of Art

by Stefanie Buchenau

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107541405
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/09/2015
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Stefanie Buchenau is a Ma�tre de conf�rences in the German department of the Universit� Paris VIII.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Wolff and the modern debate on a method of invention; 2. Wolff on the pleasure of invention; 3. Leibniz and Wolff on invention: hieroglyphs, images and poetry; 4. Poetry as revelation: Bodmer, Breitinger, Gottsched on the imitation of nature; 5. Invention, judgement, literary criticism; 6. The rhetorical shift: Baumgarten's founding of aesthetics in the Meditationes philosophicae; 7. Baumgarten's Aesthetica. Topics and the modern ars inveniendi; 8. Aesthetics and anthropology; 9. Aesthetics and ethics; 10. 'A general heuristic is impossible'. Kant and the Wolffian ars inveniendi; Conclusion.

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