Introduction: Reappraising Aesthetic Rationalism

Frederick C. Beiser

in Diotima's Children

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780199573011
Published online February 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191722202 | DOI:
Introduction: Reappraising Aesthetic Rationalism

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This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the aesthetic rationalism movement in Germany. It then discusses the rationalist theory of aesthetic judgment, the rationalist aesthetic, the meaning of rules, Kant's critique of aesthetic rationalism, Nietzsche's critique of aesthetic Socratism, the challenge of irrationalism, and Hans-Georg Gadamer's Wahrheit und Methode.

Keywords: aesthetic rationalism; aesthetic judgement; Kant; Nietzche; Hans-Georg Gadamer; Wahrheit und Methode

Chapter.  13504 words. 

Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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