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Winckelmann and Neo‐Classicism

Frederick C. Beiser

in Diotima's Children: German Aesthetic Rationalism from Leibniz to Lessing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573011
eISBN:
9780191722202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573011.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, History of Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Johann Joachim Winckelmann, a student of Baumgarten who later became one of the most celebrated writers of his day. Winckelmann is generally regarded as the father of art ... More


Classical Art: The Embodied Divine

Lydia L. Moland

in Hegel's Aesthetics: The Art of Idealism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190847326
eISBN:
9780190847333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847326.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, History of Philosophy

Hegel claims that the human body is the only physical form that can fully embody the divine. Classical Greek artists perfectly depicted this embodiment in their mythology and statues. Hegel traces ... More


The Role of Aesthetics in Herder’s Anthropology

Stephen Gaukroger

in Herder: Philosophy and Anthropology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198779650
eISBN:
9780191824708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779650.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

A distinctive feature of Herder’s attempt to develop an anthropology is the crucial role played by aesthetics. Anthropology is a naturalized form of understanding human motivations and behaviour, ... More


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