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Hegel's Aesthetics: The Art of Idealism

Lydia L. Moland


Hegel’s Aesthetics: The Art of Idealism is the first comprehensive interpretation of Hegel’s philosophy of art in English in thirty years. In a new analysis of Hegel’s notorious “end of art” thesis, it argues for a variety of ways art ends, including historical, conceptual, and prosaic endings. It shows the indispensability of Hegel’s aesthetics for understanding his philosophical idealism and introduces a new claim about his account of aesthetic experience. In contrast to previous interpretations, it argues for considering Hegel’s discussion of individual arts—architecture, sculpture, paintin ... More

Keywords: Hegel, aesthetics, philosophy of art, end of art thesis, symbolic art, classical art, romantic art, sculpture, music, drama

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190847326
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190847326.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lydia L. Moland, author
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Colby College