Classic and Romantic German Aesthetics (Cambridge Texts in by J. M. Bernstein

By J. M. Bernstein

This 2002 quantity brings jointly significant works via German thinkers, writing simply sooner than and after Kant, who have been tremendously influential during this an important interval of aesthetics. those texts comprise the 1st translation into English of Schiller's Kallias Letters and Moritz's at the creative Imitation of the attractive, including translations of a few of Hölderlin's most crucial theoretical writings and works through Hamann, Lessing, Novalis and Schlegel. In a philosophical advent J. M. Bernstein lines the improvement of aesthetics from its nonetheless rationalist and mimetic building in Lessing, throughout the positive construal of paintings and/or attractiveness because the visual appeal of human freedom within the paintings of Schiller, to Hölderlin's darker imaginative and prescient of paintings because the reminiscence of a misplaced harmony, and the diversities of that subject - of an very unlikely striving after the misplaced excellent - that are present in the paintings of Schlegel and Novalis.

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