Aesthetics and Modernity from Schiller to the Frankfurt

The essays during this publication examine the advanced and infrequently contradictory relationships among aesthetics and modernity from the overdue Enlightenment within the 1790s to the Frankfurt college within the Nineteen Sixties and interact with the vintage German culture of socio-cultural and aesthetic concept that extends from Friedrich Schiller to Theodor W. Adorno. whereas modern discussions in aesthetics are frequently ruled by means of summary philosophical ways, this ebook embeds aesthetic thought in broader social and cultural contexts and considers a variety of creative practices in literature, drama, tune and visible arts. Contributions comprise learn on Schiller’s writings and his paintings in terms of ethical sentimentalism, Romantic aesthetics, Friedrich Schlegel, Beethoven, Huizinga and Greenberg; philosophers resembling Kierkegaard, Benjamin, Heidegger and Adorno; and thematic ways to Darwinism and Naturalism, smooth tragedy, postmodern realism and philosophical anthropology from the eighteenth century to the current day. This booklet is predicated on papers given at a global symposium held lower than the auspices of the college of Nottingham on the Institute of German and Romance reports, London, in September 2009.

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