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By Jonathan Friday

ISBN-10: 0907845762

ISBN-13: 9780907845768

in the course of 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 examine of artwork from the subjective point of view of human adventure. the entire 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 flavor, good looks and the chic, how qualitative alterations function upon the brain in the course of the school of style, and the way aesthetic sensibility will be more suitable 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 learn of good looks through Francis Hutcheson, via Hume's seminal essays at the ordinary 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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