The Baumgarten Corruption

The Baumgarten Corruption : From Sense to Nonsense in Art and Philosophy

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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.show more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 136 x 212 x 14mm | 258.55g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • bibliography, index
  • 0745309925
  • 9780745309927

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.show more

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