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Introductory Lectures on Aesthetics

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For Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831), art almost ranked with religion and philosophy in its power to reveal the fundamental nature of existence. But although he lived in the German golden age of Goethe, Schiller and Mozart, he also believed that art was in terminal decline.

To resolve this apparent paradox, as Michael Inwood explains in his incisive Introduction, w

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Paperback, 240 pages
Published January 4th 1994 by Penguin Classics (first published 1835)
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Whitney
I like Hegel. He's a nice breath of fresh air after Kant's prose. But I don't buy this idea of history being progressive. We continually repeat past mistakes (both literally and intellectually) so we need reminders through art. I think. But I'm no Hegel.
Kate
Good fun as an intellectual exercise, but not particularly applicable to real, live art.
Eslam
حديث هيجل عن العلاقة بين الجمال الطبيعي والجمال الفني مهم جداً ... لكن كان صعب عليَّ جداً فهم الكثير من الجمل خصوصاً بعد تجاوز منتصف الكتاب .... عندنا أزمة في الترجمة بلا شك، ناهيك عن إن الترجمة خيانة "مبدعة" للنص ... كما أنه بالطبع لا يمكن لنا تجاهل طلب الفلاسفة من هيجل أن تكون لغته أخف قليلاً، وهذا مطلب عادل ومشروع جداً في رأيي

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والهدف النهائي للفن عند هيجل يكمن في "إيقاظ النفس"، فذلك هو "ما يقال أنه الهدف النهائي للفن، وذلك هو الهدف الذي يفترض فيه أن يسعى إلى الوصول إليه. وذلك هو ما يتوجب علي
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Peter Dellas
wat this nigga on a bout ??
Jesse
Mediocre at best - Hegel basically has no idea what art is. Read Kant's lectures immediately after reading these in order to see very clearly the difference between genius and a vulgar mind today!
HuDa AljaNabi
نفتقر هنا الى خاصية الترجمة الجيدة وكتب المطالعة.
هذا الكتاب ليس للمطالعة هو للدراسة حصراً!
يصعب عليك إستعياب كلّ ماجاء فيه حتى ولو ركزت في غرفتك العزولة والفارغة الا من فنجان قهوة او شاي!
Majed
أصنفه كمرجع لمواضيع الفن و الجمال ( الموجودة في الفهرس )
ولكنه ثقيل كونه كتاب يُقرأ
Egor Sofronov
Ennobling, lucid and radical. High Art essentially laid out in systematic fashion
S. K
الجمال الإنسان أسمى من الطبيعي لأنه من نتاجات الروح.. علم الجمال حسب هيغل
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One of those books that makes me want to cry.
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German philosopher and one of the founding figures of German Idealism. Influenced by Kant's transcendental idealism and Rousseau's politics, Hegel formulated an elaborate system of historical development of ethics, government, and religion through the dialectical unfolding of the Absolute. Hegel was one of the most well-known historicist philosopher, and his thought presaged continental philosophy ...more
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“Beauty and art, no doubt, pervade all business of life like a kindly genius, and form the bright adornment of all our surroundings, both mental and material, soothing the sadness of our condition and the embarrassments of real life, killing time in entertaining fashion, and where there’s nothing to be achieved, occupying the place of what is vicious, better, at any rate, than vice.” 4 likes
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