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The Origins of Modern Critical Thought: German Aesthetic and Literary Criticism from Lessing to Hegel


  • Date Published: March 1989
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521359023

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  • Originally published in 1988, this book provides a comprehensive anthology in English of the major texts of German literary and aesthetic theory between Lessing and Hegel. It represents a one-volume compendium of the three-volume set of German Aesthetic and Literary Criticism published by Cambridge University Press in 1984 and 1985. The texts contained in this volume are crucial to an understanding not only of the Romantic period itself, but also of the foundational concepts and arguments of literary theory. An exceptional resource, this book will be indispensable to literary theorists, philosophers, political scientists, and anyone else interested in the contributions of Romantic aesthetics to nineteenth-century and later theories of social organisation.

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    • Date Published: March 1989
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521359023
    • length: 460 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.67kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Citations and abbreviations
    A note on selections and translations
    Part I. Lessing:
    1. From Laocoon
    2. Letter to Nicolai
    Part II. Herder:
    3. Extract from Correspondence on the Ossian and the Songs of the Ancient People
    5. Extracts from Shakespeare
    Part III. Kant:
    5. Selections from the Critique of Judgement
    Part IV. Schiller:
    6. From On the Aesthetic Education of Man
    7. From On the Naive and Sentimental Poetry
    Part V. Friedrich Schlegel:
    8. On Incomprehensibility
    9. From Critical Fragments
    10. From Athenäum Fragments
    11. From Ideas
    12. From On Goethe's 'Meister'
    13. From Letter About the Novel
    Part VI. Fichte:
    14. From On the Nature of the Scholar
    Part VII. Schelling:
    15. Conclusion to System of Transcendental Idealism
    16. From Philosophy of Art
    17. On Dante in Relation to Philosophy
    Part VIII. A. W. Schlegel:
    18. From Lectures on Dramatic Art and Literature
    Part IX. Novalis:
    19. Monologue
    Part X. Goethe:
    20. From Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship
    21. From Winckelmann
    Part XI. Jean Paul Richter:
    22. From School for Aesthetics
    Part XII. Solger:
    23. From Erwin
    Part XIII. Schopenhauer:
    24. From The World as Will and Representation
    Part XIV. Hegel:
    25. From Aesthetics: Lectures on Fine Art

  • Editor

    David Simpson

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