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Art and Aesthetics in the Works of German Philosopher G. W. F. Hegel (1770-1831)
Lydia Moland, Colby College

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Hegel's Aesthetics: The Art of Idealism (Book)
Title: Hegel's Aesthetics: The Art of Idealism
Author: Lydia L Moland
Abstract: This is the first comprehensive interpretation of Hegel's philosophy of art in English in thirty years. In a new analysis of Hegel's notorious end of art thesis, Hegel's Aesthetics shows the indispensability of Hegel's aesthetics for understanding his philosophical idealism and introduces a new claim about his account of aesthetic experience. In a departure from previous interpretations, Lydia Moland argues for considering Hegel's discussion of individual arts--architecture, sculpture, painting, music, and poetry--on their own terms, unlocking new insights about his theories of perception, feeling, selfhood, and freedom. This new approach allows Hegel's philosophy to engage with modern aesthetic theories and opens new possibilities for applying Hegel's aesthetics to contemporary art. Moland further elucidates his controversial analysis of symbolic, classical, and romantic art through clarifying Hegel's examples of each. By incorporating newly available sources from Hegel's lectures on art, this book widely expands our understanding of the particular artworks Hegel discusses as well as the theories he rejects. Hegel's Aesthetics further situates his arguments in the intense philosophizing about art among his contemporaries, including Kant, Lessing, Herder, Schelling, and the Schlegel brothers. Ultimately, the book offers a rich vision of the foundation of his ideas about art and the range of their application, confirming Hegel as one of the most important theorists of art in the history of philosophy.
Year: 2019
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Primary URL Description: Hegel's Aesthetics: The Art of Idealism, Oxford University Press
Access Model: Print
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780190847326
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes