By Albert Hofstadter, Richard Kuhn
This anthology is notable not just for the decisions themselves, between which the Schelling and the Heidegger essays have been translated in particular for this quantity, but in addition for the editors' common creation and the introductory essays for every choice, which make this quantity a useful relief to the research of the robust, recurrent principles referring to paintings, good looks, severe process, and the character of illustration. simply because this assortment makes transparent the ways that the philosophy of paintings pertains to and is a part of basic philosophical positions, it will likely be a vital sourcebook to scholars of philosophy, paintings historical past, and literary criticism.
The Arts and Measure
(Selections from Statesman)
Imitative artwork: Definition and Criticism
(Selections from The Republic, Sophist, Laws)
(Selections from Ion, Phaedrus)
The Love of Beauty
(Selections from Symposium)
What Is Art?
(Selections from Metaphysics, Nicomachean Ethics)
Translated by means of W. D. Ross
Coming-to-Be and creative creation: Nature and Art
(Selections from components of Animals, Physics, and Metaphysics)
Translated through William Ogle, R. P. Hardie, and R. ok. Gaye
Standard of inventive Goodness
(Selections from Nicomachean Ethics)
Translated by means of W. D. Ross
(Selections from Metaphysics, Rhetoric)
Translated through W. D. Ross, W. Rhys Roberts
The Imitative paintings of Poetry
(Selections from Poetics, Rhetoric)
Translated by means of Ingram Bywater, W. Rhys Roberts
Theory of tune
(Selections from Politics)
Translated via Benjamin Jowett
Ennead I, 6th Tractate: Beauty
Ennead V, 8th Tractate: at the highbrow Beauty
Selections from Ennead VI, 7th Tractate: Multiplicity of the Ideal-Forms
Selections from Ennead III, 8 Tractate: Nature, Contemplation, and the One
Translated via Stephen MacKenna
Selections from De Ordine
Translated by means of Robert P. Russell
Selections from De Musica
Redaction and Translation via W. F. Jackson Knight
Selections from remark on Plato's Symposium
Translated via Sears Reynolds Jayne
Selections from features of guys, Manners, evaluations, instances . . .
Selections from moment Characters or the Language of Forms
Selections from Critique of Judgment
Translated by way of J. H. Bernard
Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling
Selections from method of Transcendental Idealism
Translated by means of Albert Hofstadter
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Selections from The Philosophy of excellent Art
Translated through F. P. B. Osmaston
Selections from the realm as Will and Idea
Translated by way of R. B. Haldane J. Kemp
Selections from The delivery of Tragedy
Translated via Clifton P. Fadiman
Selections from "Aesthetics" (Encyclopaedia Britannica, Fourteenth Edition)
Selections from artwork as Experience
The starting place of the paintings of Art
Translated via Albert Hofstadter
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8 To some extent, the characters were chosen as indications of what was happening in America at the time, but we do not see them living or acting as members of a class or major segment of American society. What kind of system, we may therefore ask, is “the system”to which Santayana refers? ” Throughout the latter half of the nineteenth century, New England attitudes were dominated by attempts to reconcile Protestantism with the romanticism that issued out of German idealist philosophy. Emerson, who was a Christian moralist as well as a poet, had given an example of how this reconciliation might occur.
As far as Santayana’s philosophical ideas are concerned, Persons and Places adds little that is new. Instead, it places his philosophy in a vital context and indicates the underlying problems that motivate so much of his thinking. An author’s world outlook is as much a function of the questions that he asks of the world as it is of the answers he happens to provide. The answers can be neatly presented in a technical work, such as Scepticism and Animal Faith or Realms of Being; but the adequate exposition of fundamental questions requires something like The Last Puritan or the Platonizing sonnets or the Soliloquies or, speciﬁcally, this autobiography.
Through ordinary idealization human beings conceive of persons or events in an abstract and simpliﬁed manner that the imagination presents as beautiful in some degree. If this happens through the elimination of individual diﬀerences, the characters turn into types and lose their capacity to represent the quality of human experience. In great works of art, however, that does not happen. ”5 Far from being desiccated types, the great characters in ﬁction give one an idealized sense of individuality that often seems more natural to us than what is found in nature itself.
Philosophies of Art and Beauty: Selected Readings in Aesthetics from Plato to Heidegger by Albert Hofstadter, Richard Kuhn