Placing aesthetics : reflections on the philosophic tradition /

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Main Author: Wood, Robert E., 1934-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Athens, OH : Ohio University Press, c1999.
Series:Series in Continental thought ; 26
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Table of Contents:
  • Abbreviations
  • Preface
  • I.. Introduction: Fine Art and the Field of Experience
  • The Threefold Structure of the Field of Experience
  • The Manifold Forms of Art
  • A Preliminary Descriptive System of the Fine Arts
  • Phenomenological, Hermeneutic, and Dialogic Approaches
  • II.. Plato
  • Art in the Purged City
  • The Center of Order
  • Mimesis
  • The Treatment of Art in the Republic
  • The Ladder of Ascent to Beauty Itself
  • Response
  • A Brief Excursus: Plato and Wright on Architecture
  • III.. Aristotle
  • Meanings of the Term Art
  • Nature Illumined by Art: Plato and Aristotle
  • Art as Imitation
  • Division of the Performing Arts
  • The Definition of Tragedy
  • Response
  • IV.. Plotinus and the Latin Middle Ages
  • Plotinus
  • Aquinas among the Latin Medievals
  • Response
  • V.. Kant
  • Critique of Pure Reason
  • Critique of Practical Reason
  • Critique of Judgment
  • The Beautiful
  • The Sublime
  • Art and Genius
  • Nature's Ultimate and Final Purpose
  • Response
  • Epilogue: Hume's Notion of Aesthetic Community
  • Response
  • VI.. Hegel
  • Hegel, Enlightenment, and Christianity
  • The Starting Point of the Hegelian System
  • The Development of the System
  • The Nature of Art
  • The Basic Stages and Forms of Art
  • Response
  • VII.. Schopenhauer
  • A Synthesis of Kant, Plato, and the Indian Tradition
  • The World as Will and Representation
  • Aesthetic Experience and the Work of Art
  • The Forms of Art
  • Response
  • VIII.. Nietzsche
  • Nietzsche's Horizon
  • Nietzsche's Aesthetics
  • Response
  • IX.. Dewey
  • Overcoming the Platonic Splits
  • Overcoming the Cartesian Splits
  • Further Modifications of Traditional Notions
  • Dewey's Aesthetics
  • Response
  • X.. Heidegger
  • Situating Heidegger
  • "The Origin of the Work of Art"
  • What Is a Thing?
  • Philosophy, Science, Art, and the Lifeworld
  • Response
  • XI.. Conclusion
  • The Sensory Field
  • The Cultural World
  • Transcendence
  • Appendix. On Sculptural Production
  • Descriptions
  • Reflections
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index of Names
  • Subject Index

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