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By Jonathan Friday

ISBN-10: 0907845762

ISBN-13: 9780907845768

throughout the highbrow and cultural flowering of Scotland within the 18th century few matters attracted as a lot curiosity between males of letters as aesthetics - the learn of paintings from the subjective standpoint of human adventure. all the nice philosophers of the age - Hutcheson, Hume, Smith and Reid - addressed themselves to aesthetic questions. Their inquiries revolved round a cluster of concerns - the character of style, good looks and the chic, how qualitative adjustments function upon the brain throughout the school of style, and the way aesthetic sensibility may be greater via schooling. This quantity brings jointly and offers contextual introductions to the main major 18th century writing at the philosophy of artwork. From the pioneering examine of good looks by means of Francis Hutcheson, via Hume's seminal essays at the typical of style and tragedy, to the tip of the culture in Dugald Stewart, we're swept up within the debate approximately artwork and its worth that involved the philosophers of enlightenment Scotland - and keeps to take action to this day.

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