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Diotima's ChildrenGerman Aesthetic Rationalism from Leibniz to Lessing$
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Frederick C. Beiser

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199573011

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573011.001.0001

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Introduction: Reappraising Aesthetic Rationalism

Introduction: Reappraising Aesthetic Rationalism

(p.1) Introduction: Reappraising Aesthetic Rationalism
Diotima's Children

Frederick C. Beiser (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the aesthetic rationalism movement in Germany. It then discusses the rationalist theory of aesthetic judgment, the rationalist aesthetic, the meaning of rules, Kant's critique of aesthetic rationalism, Nietzsche's critique of aesthetic Socratism, the challenge of irrationalism, and Hans-Georg Gadamer's Wahrheit und Methode.

Keywords:   aesthetic rationalism, aesthetic judgement, Kant, Nietzche, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Wahrheit und Methode

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