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Pseudo-aesthetic concepts, and the AEsthetic of the sympathetic—Criti-

cism of the theory of the ugly in art and of the overcoming of it

—Pseudo-aesthetic concepts belong to Psychology—Impossibility

of rigorous definitions of them—Examples: definitions of the
sublime, of the comic, of the humorous—Relation between these
concepts and aesthetic concepts . - - - - - - 87

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Summary of the study—Identity of Linguistic with AEsthetic—AEsthetic
formulation of linguistic problems—Nature of language—Origin

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HISTORY OF AFSTHETIC

V Middle Ages. Mysticism: Ideas on the Beautiful—The pedagogic theory
of art in the Middle Ages—Hints of an AEsthetic in scholastic philo-
sophy—Renaissance : Philography and philosophical and empirical
inquiries concerning the Beautiful—The pedagogic theory of art
and the Poetics of Aristotle—The “Poetics of the Renaissance”—
Dispute concerning the universal and the probable in art—G.
Fracastoro — L. Castelvetro — Piccolomini and Pinciano — Fr.
Patrizzi (Patricius) . - - - - - - - . I75

New words and new observations in the seventeenth century—Wit—
Taste—Various meanings of the word taste—Fancy or imagination

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AESTHETIC IDEAS OF THE CARTESIAN AND LEIBNITIAN schools,
AND THE “AESTHETIC” OF BAUMGARTEN

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