The Seventh Sense

The Seventh Sense : Francis Hutchenson and Eighteenth-Century British Aesthetics

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The Seventh Sense is the definitive study of the aesthetic theory of the great eighteenth-century philosopher Francis Hutcheson, arguably the founder of the modern discipline of aesthetics, and one of the most important figures of the Scottish Enlightenment. This new edition brings Peter Kivy's seminal work back into print, substantially expanded by the addition of seven essays, which deal primarily with Hutcheson's relation to other thinkers, and his
influence on eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century aesthetics.

Part I of The Seventh Sense presents a detailed analysis of Hutcheson's aesthetic theory. Part II traces the considerable influence of Hutcheson's theory up to the early years of the nineteenth century. Part III is a new and substantial addition to the original work, collecting Peter Kivy's essays on this topic since the first edition appeared, which deal primarily with Hutcheson, David Hume, and Thomas Reid. Philosophers of art, historians of philosophy, and historians working on
eighteenth-century European art and culture will find this new edition an invaluable resource.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 418 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 22mm | 587g
  • Clarendon Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0199260028
  • 9780199260027
  • 2,270,110

Table of contents

I. JUST BEFORE HUTCHESON ; VII. RATIONALIST AESTHETICS IN THE AGE OF HUTCHESON ; XIII. A LOGIC OF TASTE
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... [Peter Kivy's] book emerges as the leading authority study on Hutchenson and Eighteenth-Century British Aesthetics. * Philosophical Inquiry *
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