David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
G.W.F. Hegel's aesthetics, or philosophy of art, forms part of the extraordinarily rich German aesthetic tradition that stretches from J.J. Winckelmann's Thoughts on the Imitation of the Painting and Sculpture of the Greeks (1755) and G.E. Lessing's Laocoon (1766) through Immanuel Kant's Critique of the Power of Judgment (1790) and Friedrich Schiller's Letters on the Aesthetic Education of Man (1795) to Friedrich Nietzsche's Birth of Tragedy (1872) and (in the twentieth century) Martin Heidegger's The Origin of the Work of Art (1935–6) and T.W. Adorno's Aesthetic Theory (1970). Hegel was influenced in particular by Winckelmann, Kant and Schiller, and his own thesis of the “end of art” (or what has been taken to be that thesis) has itself been the focus of close attention by Heidegger and Adorno. Hegel's philosophy of art is a wide ranging account of beauty in art, the historical development of art, and the individual arts of architecture, sculpture, painting, music and poetry. It contains distinctive and influential analyses of Egyptian art, Greek sculpture, and ancient and modern tragedy, and is regarded by many as one of the greatest aesthetic theories to have been produced since Aristotle's Poetics
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library||
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Eva Geulen (2006). The End of Art: Readings in a Rumor After Hegel. Stanford University Press.
G. W. F. Hegel (1998). Aesthetics: Volume 2. Clarendon Press.
Florian Demont (2008). The Expression of Self-Consciousness in Kamala Das's ''An Introduction''. Consciousness, Literature, and the Art 9 (2).
Benjamin Rutter (2010). Hegel on the Modern Arts. Cambridge University Press.
Theodore D. George (2003). Specifications: Hegel, Heidegger, and the Comedy of the End of Art. Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 8 (1):27-41.
Kai Hammermeister (2002). The German Aesthetic Tradition. Cambridge University Press.
G. W. F. Hegel (1998). Aesthetics: Volume 1. Clarendon Press.
Gregg Horowitz (2001). Sustaining Loss: Art and Mournful Life. Stanford University Press.
Giorgio Agamben (1999). The Man Without Content. Stanford University Press.
Stephen Houlgate (1997). Hegel and the "End" of Art. The Owl of Minerva 29 (1):1-21.
M. W. Skees (2011). Kant, Adorno and the Work of Art. Philosophy and Social Criticism 37 (8):915-933.
Friedrich Schiller (1954/2004). On the Aesthetic Education of Man. Dover Publications.
Ido Geiger (2005). Is Art a Thing of the Past? Idealistic Studies 35 (2-3):173-195.
Lambert Zuidervaart (2003). Cultural Paths and Aesthetic Signs: A Critical Hermeneutics of Aesthetic Validity. Philosophy and Social Criticism 29 (3):315-340.
Added to index2012-01-20
Total downloads21 ( #125,645 of 1,700,257 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #206,271 of 1,700,257 )
How can I increase my downloads?