Lectures on the Philosophy of Art: The Hotho Transcript of the 1823 Berlin Lectures

2015.06.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews G. F. W. Hegel, Lectures on the Philosophy of Art: The Hotho Transcript of the 1823 Berlin Lectures, Robert F. Brown (tr.),
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2015.06.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews G. F. W. Hegel, Lectures on the Philosophy of Art: The Hotho Transcript of the 1823 Berlin Lectures, Robert F. Brown (tr.), Oxford University Press, 2014, 508pp., $150.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199694822. Reviewed by Allen Speight, Boston University Over the last forty years in the Anglophone philosophical world, the face of Hegel's aesthetics has been a sprawling two-volume work of almost 1300 pages, Hegel's Aesthetics: Lectures on Fine Art, the product of the venerable Scottish Hegel scholar and translator Sir Thomas Malcolm Knox (1900-1980). With a frontispiece featuring a photograph of the classic sculpture Silenus with the Infant Bacchus (the "Munich Faun" in the possession of Munich's Staatliche Antikensammlungen und Glyptothek, which is commented upon in the section on "the beauty of art or the ideal"), this translation's contours have become familiar to many of Hegel's English-language readers. Beneath. . .

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