The Baumgarten Corruption : From Sense to Nonsense in Art and Philosophy
In 1750 Alexander Baumgarten corrupted the Greek for sensible when he introduced the word aesthetic into the philosopher's discourse on beauty and taste. This book reveals the Baumgarten corruption as the beginning of a great philosophical confusion, a lapse of reason into nonsense.
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- Paperback | 240 pages
- 136 x 212 x 14mm | 258.55g
- 01 Oct 1995
- PLUTO PRESS
- London, United Kingdom
- bibliography, index
Table of contents
Riddle and paradox; knowledge; the Baumgarten corruption; Gombrich and the cognitive account; aesthetics and the cognitive account; Gellner and Piaget; the litrification of philosophy; scales of justice.