Values of beauty : historical essays in aesthetics / Paul Guyer.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Guyer, Paul, 1948-
Format: Book
Published:Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Table of Contents:
  • The origins of modern aesthetics: 1711-1735
  • The standard of taste and the 'most ardent desire of society'
  • The harmony of the faculties revisited
  • Beauty and utility in eighteenth-century aesthetics
  • Free and adherent beauty: a modest proposal
  • Kant on the purity of the ugly
  • Beauty, freedom, and morality: Kant's lectures on anthropology and the development of his aesthetic theory
  • The ethical value of the aesthetic: Kant, Alison, and Santayana
  • The symbols of freedom in Kant's aesthetics
  • Exemplary originality: genius, universality, and individuality
  • Pleasure and knowledge in Schopenhauer's aesthetics
  • From Jupiter's eagle to Warhol's boxes: the concept of art from Kant to Danto
  • The value of a theory of beauty: Mary Mothersill's beauty restored.