The Concept of the Beautiful

The Concept of the Beautiful

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This book details the history of the concept of the beautiful, starting with a distinction between the 'warm' metaphysics of beauty and the 'cold' one modeled on Plato's Janus-faced relationship to beauty, and ending with a fragmented yet hopeful vision propagated by the likes of Nietzsche, Benjamin, and Adorno. The most important intellectual figures to write about beauty in Western metaphysics and in the post-metaphysical age are examined in this book.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 220 pages
  • Lexington Books
  • United States
  • English
  • 0739170481
  • 9780739170489