Aesthetics and Modernity from Schiller to the Frankfurt

The essays during this ebook examine the complicated and sometimes contradictory relationships among aesthetics and modernity from the overdue Enlightenment within the 1790s to the Frankfurt tuition within the Sixties and have interaction with the vintage German culture of socio-cultural and aesthetic concept that extends from Friedrich Schiller to Theodor W. Adorno. whereas modern discussions in aesthetics are usually ruled by means of summary philosophical techniques, this e-book embeds aesthetic idea in broader social and cultural contexts and considers quite a lot of creative practices in literature, drama, song and visible arts. Contributions contain learn on Schiller’s writings and his paintings in terms of ethical sentimentalism, Romantic aesthetics, Friedrich Schlegel, Beethoven, Huizinga and Greenberg; philosophers similar to Kierkegaard, Benjamin, Heidegger and Adorno; and thematic methods to Darwinism and Naturalism, smooth tragedy, postmodern realism and philosophical anthropology from the eighteenth century to the current day. This ebook relies on papers given at a global symposium held less than the auspices of the college of Nottingham on the Institute of German and Romance reports, London, in September 2009.

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Key ideas in this essay are also discussed in this publication. The Aesthetics of Historicity 47 dif ference is generated and gradually assimilated, producing something new – be that consciousness, knowledge or historical conditions – which in turn generates new dif ference, certainly Fichte’s Science of Knowledge (Wissenschaftslehre) of 1794/1795 pioneers modern dialectics. Dialectical structures become irresistibly attractive intellectually once the awareness of historicity has undermined the belief in static dichotomies in structures and values, because dialectics – although not necessarily meaningful in itself – can potentially give historical change a meaningful structure and accommodate change – the unprecedented – in a productive development which is not threatened by nihilistic versions of relativism.

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