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Victorian art critic Walter Pater said that all art aspires to the condition of music. With GWF Hegel, on the other hand, one might say that all of the arts aspire to the condition of poetry, and that all poetry aspires to the Idea of the Beautiful… a-a-and that the Beautiful is but a stepping stone along the way of Geist (Mind or Spirit or both) as it reveals itself to itself, and uses art, religion and philosophy to do so. It's all a big hierarchy, leading from the "Symbolic" arts of ancient p...
Having read this multiple times, I am always blown away by the clarity and force of the argumentation. This is the introduction to the must larger, multi-volume lectures on fine art. It provides a very interesting examination of the key parts of the larger work, and of particular interest are Hegel's discussion on how art is to be treated and his arguments for objectivism.
wat this nigga on a bout ??
هذا هو اول كتاب لموسوعة علم الجمال الهيگليّة، وهو بدوره يعد ممهدا لما يليه من الكتب الاخرى التي تتناول وبالتفصيل فكرة الجمال، فالجمال الفني يستمد تفوقه من كونه يصدر عن الروح، وبالتالي عن الحقيقة، بحيث ان ماهو موجود لايوجد الا بقدر ما يدينبوجوده لما هو اسمى منه، ولايكون ما هو كائن عليه ولايمتلك ما يمتلكه الا بفضل ذلك الاسمى. الكتاب مهم جدا لمن يريد دراسة موضوع الجمال كونه يُعتبر البداية البديهية لفكرة الجمال مجملا.
I like Hegel. He's a nice breath of fresh air after Kant's prose. But I don't buy this idea of history being progressive. We continually repeat past mistakes (both literally and intellectually) so we need reminders through art. I think. But I'm no Hegel.
Hegel's introduction to the philosophy of aesthetics also gives a good overview of his general logic of philosophy. I was especially impressed by the translator's work of giving great commentary in case of confusion, which is great for those not too familiar with Hegel's philosophy. The most beautiful thing about this text is the clear structure in art as the introducing force of opening up for societal conceptualization and spiritual growth. His Aristotelian reading is very clear here when he d...
Prior to this book I read Zizek's 1000 page book on Hegel. This short and intense book was very helpful, as it embodied Hegel's thought and the dialectic in a concise form.
Good fun as an intellectual exercise, but not particularly applicable to real, live art.
"Introductory Lectures on Aesthetics" by "Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel" is a fine piece of work which speaks about "art", how it flourished, how it has taken different turns in the history and how its end is approaching. According to Hegel, Art can flourish the best only when it is given equal importance as compared to religion and philosophy. He believes that art is based on an Idea or a concept. He also continuously argues that the Greek art (which he calls classic art) was the period when ar...
Tremenda construcción metafísica Hegeliana. Necesaria para comprender gran parte de la historia de la filosofía e incluso de la ciencia posterior a él. Uno de aquellos errores no confundentes, un error tan fértil, que estamos autorizados a agradecérselo al autor. Equivocarse así es un privilegio.
An absolutely fascinating introduction to his own larger two volume work on Aesthetics. For Hegel, the study of aesthetics is the study of the ways in which our productive energies have sought to “escape wholly from the fetters of rule and regularity." For Hegel, the study of art is none other than the study of the rational impulse which enables humankind to recognize their own consciousness as an object. This has varied from age to age (the symbolic, classical, and romantic, according to Hegel)...
this makes some nice distinctions and assessments but is a bit limited. p similar to schiller and kant
I'm gonna have to read this one again someday, preferably in a philosophy course at school - but don't get me wrong, I felt that I understood the otherwise clunky and obscure text well enough - I simply would like to partake in discussions regarding the subject matter. I'll take up some more Hegel soon, I think. He has an intoxicatingly grand view of the universe and our role in it.
Not what I hoped for. Written to cull the support of a prince, this book spends much more time talking about Art as a tool for keeping society moral. Interesting but not what I was after. I guess the purposeful use of art as tool by a state offends me.
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One of those books that makes me want to cry.
Ennobling, lucid and radical. High Art essentially laid out in systematic fashion
الجمال الإنسان أسمى من الطبيعي لأنه من نتاجات الروح.. علم الجمال حسب هيغل
Mediocre at best - Hegel basically has no idea what art is. Read Kant's lectures immediately after reading these in order to see very clearly the difference between genius and a vulgar mind today!
يتناول هيجل الجمال من ناحيته الفلسفية كمدخل لعلم خاص وبالتالى فهو يبدأ بضرورة وجود علم للجمال كنتيجة لظهور فكرة الجمال فى تسلسل المنطق الجدلى ومن اهم اركان المنطق الجدلى ان استنباط فكرة ما ينتج عنه بالضرورة تحقق هذه الفكرة فى العالم الموضوعى الواقعى او عالم الطبيعة ومنه نستنتج ضرورة وجود الجمال ولكن فى الطبيعة كجمال طبيعى ومنه يتعلم الانسان مفاهيم الجمال كالتناسق والتناظر والتماثل والتناسب وما الى ذلك من افكار جمالية . ولكن عندما يبدأ الانسان فى تطبيق ارادته على انتاج مثل هذه المعايير فاننا ننتق...
My third Hegel book. His writing style makes it difficult and he acts more like an Orthodox Christian than a Lutheran in his conception of God which he hermetically seals inside of his writings. Interesting book if you like Art. I found it boring until the end.
Incredibly dense and felt like WORK, but I found it to be worthwhile in, at least, informing my thinking on art. I think these lectures will be something I can turn back to, but will likely never read continuously through again.
La puntuación va para mi en vez de para el libro por no haber entendido nada
boring prose style. utterly crazy, but for that reason -- productive to think about.
I enjoyed reading Hegel’s ideas and I thought he was much easier to follow as compared to other philosophers. Foundational work.
Une bouffée d'oxygène dans la pensée philosophique plutôt clairvoyante ici!