Art, myth and society in Hegel's aesthetics /

Art, Myth and Society in Hegel''s Aesthetics returns to the student transcripts of Hegel''s lectures on aesthetics, which have yet to be translated into English and in some cases remain unpublished. David James develops the idea that these transcripts show that Hegel was primaril...

Full description

Saved in:
Bibliographic Details
Main Author: James, David, 1966-
Format: eBook
Published: London, UK : Continuum, ©2009.
Series:Continuum studies in philosophy.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • The symbolic form of art
  • Kant's theory of the mathematical sublime and the boundlessness of the symbolic form of art
  • The classical sublimity of Judaism
  • The classical form of art
  • The original epic
  • The ideal
  • The transition to the revealed religion and the romantic form of art
  • The revealed religion
  • Representational thought and the romantic form of art
  • Traces of left-hegelianism in Hegel's lectures on aesthetics
  • The end of mythology
  • The significance of Kierkegaard's interpretation of Don Giovanni in relation to Hegel's theory of the end of art
  • The end of art
  • The opera as a modern art form
  • Hegel and Lukács's on the possibility of a modern epic
  • The problem of a modern epic
  • The modern epic and history
  • Civil society as the background to the modern epic
  • Myth and society : a common theme in the thought of Hegel and Sorel
  • Sorel's myth of the general strike
  • Myth and modern ethical life.