Art as the Absolute: Art's Relation to Metaphysics in Kant, by Paul Gordon

By Paul Gordon

Art because the Absolute is a literary and philosophical research into the that means of paintings and its claims to fact. Exploring particularly the writings of Kant and those that after, together with Fichte, Schelling, Hegel, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche, Paul Gordon contends that paintings solves the matter of ways you can actually "know” absolutely the in non-conceptual, non-discursive terms.

The concept of art's inherent relation to absolutely the, first explicitly rendered by means of Kant, is tested in significant works from 1790 to 1823. the 1st and final chapters, on Plato and Nietzsche respectively, take care of precursors and "post-cursors” of this concept. Gordon indicates and seeks to reddress the inability of consciousness to this concept after Hegel, in addition to in modern reassessments of this era. Art because the Absolute can be of curiosity to scholars and students learning aesthetics from either a literary and philosophical perspective.

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