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THE

.ESTHETIC

IS DEDICATED BY THE AUTHOR
TO THE MEMORY OF HIS PARENTS

PASQUALE And LUISA SIPARI

AND OF HIS SISTER

MARIA

CONTENTS

I

THEORY OF ESTHETIC

I

INTUITION AND EXPRESSION

Intuitive knowledge—Its independence with respect to intellectual know-
ledge—Intuition and perception—Intuition and the concepts of
space and time—Intuition and sensation—Intuition and association
—Intuition and representation—Intuition and expression—-Illusion
as to their difference—Identity of intuition and expression . . I

II

INTUITION AND ART

Corollaries and explanations—Identity of art and intuitive knowledge—

No specific difference—No difference of intensity—The difference

is extensive and empirical—Artistic genius—Content and form

in .(Esthetic—Criticism of the imitation of nature and of the artistic

illusion—Criticism of art conceived as a fact of feeling, not a

theoretical fact—/Esthetic appearance, and feeling—Criticism of the

theory of jesthetic senses—Unity and indivisibility of the work

of art—Art as liberator . . . . . . . . 12

III

ART AND PHILOSOPHY

Inseparability of intellectual from intuitive knowledge—Criticism of
the negations of this thesis—Art and science—Content and form:

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