Aesthetic: As Science of Expression and General Linguistic

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Transaction Publishers, 1 gen 1995 - 503 pagine
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Benedetto Croce is one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century. His work in aesthetics and historiography has been controversial, but enduring. When the first edition of Aesthetic appeared in 1902, Croce was seen as foremost in reasserting an idealistic philosophy, which, despite its source in continental idealists from Descartes to Hegel, offers a system that attempts to account for the emergence of scientific systems. Croce thus combines scientific and metaphysical thought into a dynamic aesthetic.
Croce regards aesthetics not merely as a branch of philosophy, but as a fundamental human activity. It is inseparable from historical, psychological, political, economic, and moral considerations, no less than a unique frame of artistic reference. Aesthetic is composed of two parts: Part One concentrates on aesthetic theory and practice. Among the topics it covers are: intuition and expression, art and philosophy, historicism and intellectualism, and beauty in nature and in art. Part Two is devoted to the history of aesthetics. Croce analyzes such subjects as: aesthetic ideas in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Giambattista Vico's contribution to aesthetics, the philosophy of language, and aesthetic psychologism.
In his new introduction to a classic translation, John McCormick reviews Croce's impact in the fields of aesthetic theory and historiography. He notes that the republication of this work is an overdue appreciation of a singular effort to resolve the classic question of the philosophy of art: art for its own sake or art as a social enterprise. Both find a place in Croce's system.
 

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INTUITION AND EXPRESSION
1
INTUITION AND ART
12
ARTAND PHILOSOPHY
22
AND CRITICISM OF RHETORIC
67
BETWEEN THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE UGLY
74
THE AESTHETIC OF THE SYMPATHETIC AND PSEUDOAESTHETIC
87
THE PHYSICALLY BEAUTIFUL IN NATURE AND IN ART
94
AND AESTHETIC
104
FERMENTS OF THOUGHT IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY
189
SCHOOLS AND THE AESTHETIC OF BAUMGARTEN
204
MINOR AESTHETIC DOCTRINES OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
235
SOLGER HEGEL
283
FRIEDRICH SCHLEIERMACHER
312
FIRST HALF OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
350
FRANCESCO DE SANCTIS
358
AESTHETIC OF THE EPICONI
370

THE HISTORY OF LITERATURE AND ART
128
IDENTITY OF LINGUISTIC AND AESTHETIC
140
AESTHETIC IDEAS IN GRAECOROMAN ANTIQUITY
155
AESTHETIC IDEAS IN THE MIDDLEAGES AND RENAISSANCE
175
AESTHETIC POSITIVISMAND NATURALISM
388
AESTHETIC PSYCHOLOGISMAND OTHER RECENT TENDENCIES
404
HISTORICAL SKETCHES OF SOME PARTICULAR DOCTRINES
420
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Benedetto Croce was born in Pescasseroli, Italy on February 25, 1866. He studied literature and philosophy in Rome and Naples and in 1902 published Estetica. In 1903, he established the journal La Critica. He became a senator in 1910 and served as Minister of Education from 1920 to 1921. He was fiercely opposed to the Fascist regime and was ousted from public life by Benito Mussolini. After World War II, he returned to politics and became a member of the Constituent Assembly. In 1947, he was elected president of the Italian Liberal Party. He was also a historian, humanist, and foremost Italian philosopher of the first half of the 20th century. His most influential work, Aesthetic as Science of Expression and General Linguistic, was published in 1902. His other works include Logic As the Science of the Pure Concept, Philosophy of the Practical: Economic and Ethic, and History: Its Theory and Practice. He died on November 20, 1952 at the age of 86.

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