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Autonomy and Enlightenment

Frederick Beiser

in Schiller as Philosopher

Published in print October 2005 | ISBN: 9780199282821
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603068 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019928282X.003.0007
Autonomy and Enlightenment

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This chapter explains how Schiller reconciled two apparently conflicting requirements of art: aesthetic autonomy and moral relevance. It contends that Schiller not only gradually resolved the tension between these requirements, but that he did so in a perfectly coherent way. The stages in his attempt to resolve this conflict are surveyed.

Keywords: aesthetic autonomy; freedom; enlightenment; popularity; morality

Chapter.  11292 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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