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By Robert L. Wicks

In this seminal learn, Robert Wicks offers a sweeping survey of ecu Aesthetics during the last 200 years. providing the theories of 16 vital continental thinkers together with Kant, Nietzsche, Freud, and Derrida, this the one accomplished examine of the evolution of continental notion during this key zone of philosophy.

Highlighting eu ambivalence in the direction of cause within the aftermath of the violence of the French Revolution, Wick exhibits how every one thinker bargains with the stress among the beliefs of medical rationalism on one aspect and creativity and human intuition at the different. may still artwork be evaluated objectively when it comes to its shape and dimensions, or should still we price it due to the way it makes us believe? With a color plate part and written in a full of life yet goal tone, this e-book will end up crucial for college students in Philosophy, paintings, and English Literature.

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