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Art of the Modern Age:
Philosophy of Art from Kant to Heidegger
Jean-Marie Schaeffer
Translated by Steven Rendall, With a foreword by Arthur C. Danto

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Foreword. The Speculative Philosophers of Art by Arthur C. Danto ix
Introduction 3
Part One: WHAT IS PHILOSOPHICAL AESTHETICS?
CHAPTER 1 Kantian Prolegomena to an Analytic Aesthetics 17
THE JUDGMENT OF TASTE AND FINALITY WITHOUT REPRESENTATION OF A SPECIFIC END 19
NATURAL BEAUTY AND ARTIFICIAL BEAUTY: THE STATUS OF THE FINE ARTS 31
GENIUS AND TASTE 40
THE WORK OF ART IN KANT AND IN ROMANTICISM 49
AESTHETICS, META-AESTHETICS, AND THEORY OF ART 55
Part Two: THE SPECULATIVE THEORY OF ART
CHAPTER 2 The Birth of the Speculative Theory of Art 67
Poetry as the Sublation of Metaphysics (Novalis) 72
FROM PHILOSOPHY TO POETRY 73
THE SPECULATIVE THEORY OF POETRY 81
QUESTIONS 90
The History of Literature as a Speculative Project (Friedrich Schlegel) 96
HISTORICISM 97
LITERATURE 102
THEORY AND HISTORY OF LITERATURE 107
LITERATURE AS AN ORGANISM 114
ANCIENT AND MODERN 121
THE THEORY OF GENRES 129
CHAPTER 3 The System of Art (Hegel) 135
ART 138
ART, PHILOSOPHY, AND RELIGION 146
PHILOSOPHICAL KNOWLEDGE OF ART: SYSTEM AND HISTORY 152
ART AS AN ORGANIC SYSTEM 158
THE ARTS 166
THE ART OF ART: POETRY 174
CHAPTER 4 Ecstatic Vision or Cosmic Fiction? 182
From AnagoGy to Artistic Redemption (Schopenhauer) 186
THE PLACE OF ART 186
FROM ART TO THE ARTS 194
FROM ART AS DETACHMENT TO PHILOSOPHICAL WISDOM 201
The Fiction of Truth and the Truth of Fiction (Nietzsche) 208
ART AS A FUNDAMENTAL METAPHYSICAL ACTIVITY 210
THE GENEALOGY OF ART 222
ART AND THE WILL TO POWER 230
CHAPTER 5 Art as the Thought of Being (Heidegger) 237
HEIDEGGER AND ROMANTICISM 239
ART AND TRUTH OF BEING 246
ART AS HISTORICAL FOUNDATION AND AS ECSTATIC DEVIATION 252
POETRY AND THOUGHT 256
AN INTERPRETIVE PRACTICE 265
CONCLUSION What the Speculative Tradition Misunderstood 273
THE SPECULATIVE THEORY OF ART IN "THE MODERN ART WORLD" 274
THE SPECULATIVE THEORY OF ART AS A PERSUASIVE DEFINITION: CONCERNING "MODERNIST" HISTORICISM 284
AESTHETICS AND ART 292
ON AESTHETIC PLEASURE 298
Notes 309
Index of Names 347
Index of Concepts 351

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