Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

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"[...]thinkers the tide rose and fell alternately, yet always moved from the neap of Platonism towards the spring. Then, at the end, in our own time, Benedetto Croce set himself to formulate the first adequate theory of the Aesthetic. The importance of Beauty to any system of philosophy that could pretend to completeness had been more and more recognised. It was left for Croce to grasp the truth that Beauty is not judgment, but expression: the expression of the intuition which is our first contact with Reality; and that Aesthetic is the science of expressive activity. Given this first movement of the spirit, the other modes of approach to Reality follow-or rather are involved, since no temporal series is concerned. Croce's philosophy as a whole, and especially his extension of the logical a[...]."
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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 3.3mm | 136.08g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507544804
  • 9781507544808

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