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Bernard BolzanoHis Life and Work$
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Paul Rusnock and Jan Sebestík

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780198823681

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198823681.001.0001

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Aesthetics, the Science of Beauty

Aesthetics, the Science of Beauty

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(p.544) Chapter 10 Aesthetics, the Science of Beauty
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Bernard Bolzano
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Paul Rusnock

Jan Šebestík

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198823681.003.0011

In the last decade of his life, Bolzano turned to aesthetics. He planned to write a series of essays on the subject, and drafted several of them for presentation at the Bohemian Royal Society. In the end, two were published: “On the Concept of the Beautiful” (1843) and “On the Classification of the Fine Arts” (1849). The former presents a careful analysis of the concept of beauty, along with a detailed literature survey; the latter, definitions of the concepts of aesthetics, arts, and artworks, along with a proposed classification of the fine arts. This chapter presents a critical introduction to these works.

Keywords:   beauty, fine arts, aesthetics, art, artwork, arts of pure thought

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