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Aesthetics and the philosophy of spirit: from Plotinus to Schelling and Hegel

By John Shannon Hendrix

Abstract

'Aesthetics & the philosophy of spirit' examines the aesthetics of Plotinus, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling, and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. It discusses the Platonic bases of the aesthetics of Plotinus and the Plotinian bases of the aesthetics of Schelling and Hegel in the philosophy of spirit, identity philosophy, and transcendental idealism. Examining the notion of art as philosophy, as a product of mind, and as an instrument of intellect in the relation between reason and perception, the book involves concepts of the universal and particular, freedom and necessity, the beautiful and sublime, allegory and symbolism, consciousness and self-consciousness, subjective and objective spirit, and forms of artistic representation.\ud \ud Keywords: aesthetics, art, architecture, Philosophy of Spirit, Idealism, Transcendental Idealism, Identity Philosophy, Plato (Symposium, Republic, Phaedrus, Timaeus), Plotinus (Enneads), Intellectual Principle, Proclus (Commentary on the First Book of Euclid’s Elements), Neoplatonism, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (Monadology), Organic Rationalism, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling (The Philosophy of Art; System of Transcendental Idealism; Bruno, or On the Natural and the Divine Principle of Things), Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (Introductory Lectures on Aesthetics; Phenomenology of Sprit; Philosophy of Mind, Reason in History), Caspar David Friedrich (Two Men Observing the Moon), Correggio (Adoration of the Shepherds), Titian (The Annunciation), Raphael (The Parnassus), Pablo Picasso (Guernica), Arshile Gorky (The Betrothal II), Subjective Spirit, Objective Spirit, Absolute Spirit, Geist, Johann Gottlieb Fichte (Wissenschaftslehre), Immanuel Kant (Critique of Judgment, Critique of Pure Reason, Critique of Practical Reason), Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (Oration on the Dignity of Man), Renaissance, Leon Battista Alberti (De re aedificatoria, De pictura, Santa Maria Novella, Sant’Andrea in Mantua), Jacques Lacan (The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psycho-Analysis), Nicolas Cusanus (De circuli quadratura, De coniecturis, De Docta Ignorantia), Vorstellung, Romanticism, Marsilio Ficino (Theologia Platonica, De amore), Georges Bataille (Visions of Excess), Roger Caillois (The Necessity of the Mind), Athanasius Kircher (Ars Magna Lucis et Umbrae, Primitiae Gnomonicae Catopticae, Oedipi Aegyptiaci), Piero della Francesca (De prospectiva pingendi), Euclid (Elements of Geometry), Jacques Derrida (Speech and Phenomena, Writing and Difference, Positions), Paul Cézanne, Sigmund Freud (The Ego and the Id, Beyond the Pleasure Principle), Noam Chomsky (Aspects of the Theory of Syntax, Language and Mind, Syntactical Structures), Peter Eisenman, Giuseppe Terragni (Casa Giuliani Frigerio), Fredric Jameso

Topics: V500 Philosophy
Publisher: Peter Lang
Year: 2005
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lincoln.ac.uk:1116

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