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Aesthetics (Esthetics)


"Aesthetics" Article - Table of Contents

(A) INTRODUCTION
Part 1. "Aesthetics" - Definition. Two Approaches to Aesthetics.

(B) METAPHYSICAL PROBLEMS
Part 2. Metaphysical Problems in Aesthetics.

(C) SCIENTIFIC PROBLEMS
Part 3. Scientific Problems in Aesthetics. Whence Our Experience of Beauty?
Part 4. Defects in the Theories of the Beautiful

Part 5. What Are the Nature and Functions of Art?


(D) HISTORY OF SYSTEMS OF AESTHETICS
Part 6. History of Systems of Aesthetics - Introduction.

(I) GREEK WRITERS ON AESTHETICS
Part 7. Ancient Greek Writers on Aesthetics. Socrates.
Part 8. Plato.
Part 9. Aristotle.

(II) WRITERS ON AESTHETICS DURING LATE ROMAN EMPIRE
Part 10. Plotinus.
Part 11. St. Augustine.

(III) GERMAN WRITERS ON AESTHETICS
Part 12. German Writers on Aesthetics. Systematic Treatises. Baumgarten.
Part 13. Immanuel Kant.
Part 14. Friedrich Schelling.
Part 15. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.
Part 16. Dialectic of the Hegelians.
Part 17. Theodor Vischer.
Part 18. Other German Systems of Aesthetics (Herbart, Schopenhauer, von Kirchmann). Incomplete Systems (Winckelmann).
Part 19. Gotthold Ephraim Lessing.
Part 20. Johann Wolgang von Goethe. Friedrich von Schiller. Jean Paul Richter. Other German Writers.
Part 21. Attempts to Detemine the Instinctive or Sensational Element in Beauty.

(IV) FRENCH WRITERS ON AESTHETICS
Part 22. French Writers on Aesthetics. Partial Discussions of the Problem. Charles Batteux. Denis Diderot. Claude Buffier. Hippolyte Taine.
Part 23. The Systems of the Spiritualists. Victor Cousin. Théodore Simon Jouffroy. Charles Lévêque.

(V) ITALIAN AND DUTCH WRITERS ON AESTHETICS
Part 24. Italian and Dutch Writers on Aesthetics.

(VI) ENGLISH WRITERS ON AESTHETICS
Part 25. English Writers on Aesthetics.
Part 26. The Intuitivists. Third Earl of Shaftesbury. Francis Hutcheson.
Part 27. Thomas Reid. Sir William Hamilton. John Ruskin.
Part 28. The Analytical Theorists. Joseph Addison. Lord Kames.
Part 29. William Hogarth. Edmund Burke.
Part 30. Archibald Alison. Francis Jeffrey.
Part 31. Dugald Stewart. Alexander Bain.
Part 32. Herbert Spencer.

(E) FURTHER READING
Part 33. Further Reading on Aesthetics.



The above article was written by: James Sully, M.A., LL.D.; Grote Professor of Philosophy of Mind and Logic, University College, London, from 1892; author of Sensation and Intuition, Outlines of Psychology, etc.




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