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By Jonathan Friday

ISBN-10: 0907845762

ISBN-13: 9780907845768

through 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 paintings from the subjective point of view 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 elegant, how qualitative changes function upon the brain during the college of flavor, and the way aesthetic sensibility might be superior via schooling. This quantity brings jointly and gives contextual introductions to the main major 18th century writing at the philosophy of paintings. From the pioneering research of attractiveness via Francis Hutcheson, via Hume's seminal essays at the regular of flavor and tragedy, to the top of the culture in Dugald Stewart, we're swept up within the debate approximately paintings and its price that interested the philosophers of enlightenment Scotland - and keeps to take action to this day.

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