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Diotima's children
German aesthetic rationalism from Leibniz to Lessing
Frederick C. Beiser.

Published 2009 by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Reappraising aesthetic rationalism
A glorious relic?
Theory of aesthetic judgment
The rationalist aesthetic
The meaning of rules
Kant's paltry polemic
Diotima versus Dionysus
The challenge of irrationalism
Gadamer and the rationalist tradition
Leibniz and the roots of aesthetic rationalism
The grandfather's strange case
Theory of beauty
Analysis of sense
The classical Trinity
Wolff and the birth of aesthetic rationalism
Wolff and the aesthetic tradition
Theory of the arts
Theory of beauty
Foundations of neo-classicism
Gottsched and the high noon of rationalism
Herr Professor Gottsched's Peruke
The importance of taste
Defense of tragedy
Theory of taste
The rules
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
The poets' war
Leipzig versus Zurich
Misreadings of the dispute
The point in dispute
Baumgarten's science of aesthetics
The father of aesthetics
A philosophical poetics
A science of beauty
Theory of sensation
Analysis of beauty
Status of aesthetics
An ambiguous legacy
Winckelmann and neo-classicism
Winckelmann as philosopher
Historical influence
Imitating the ancients
A neo-classical aesthetic
Ancients versus moderns
Aesthetic theory
Painting and allegory
Eros and Dionysus
Mendelssohn's defense of reason
The guardian of Enlightenment
The analysis of sensation
The grin of Silenus
Second thoughts
Taming the sublime
Reckoning with Burke
Encounter with Jean-Jacques
The claims of genius
First clash with Hamann
Abelard and Fulbert's brief spat
The three-faculty theory
Lessing and the Reformation of aesthetic rationalism
Lessing and the rationalist tradition
Genius and rules
The irrationality of genius
Rationalism and sentimentalism in Lessing's ethics
Laokoon : thesis and inductive argument
Laokoon : the deductive argument
Laokoon : its hidden agenda.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Dewey Decimal Class
700.1, 111.85094309032
Library of Congress
BH221.G32 B45 2009

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x, 295 p. ;
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