Ästhetik Als Philosophie der Sinnlichen Erkenntnis Eine Interpretation der ” Aesthetica” A. G. Baumgartens Mit Teilweiser Wiedergabe des Lateinischen Textes. Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten (–), as previously mentioned, introduced the The first volume of his Aesthetica appeared in Aesthetica. by Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten. Publication date Usage Public Domain Mark Topics bub_upload. Publisher Kleyb.

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Like Herder, Sulzer recognizes that the variety of human tastes in both form and more substantial matters of morality means that different individuals and peoples will find both different external forms beautiful and different characters good, thus leading to differences in their ideals of beauty.

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Aesthetia other words, although judgments of taste are made on the basis of clear but indistinct concepts, which is to say sensory perceptions and feelings rather than clear and distinct concepts, they nevertheless. Inhe started collaborating with Mendelssohn and Friedrich Nicolai on the Letters concerning the newest literature.

In his most important work, Aesthetica —58he sets forth the difference between a moral and exclusively aesthetic…. After spending another two years in Halle teaching during which he published his Metaphysicawhich Kant used as a textbook in his lectureshe took a post as a professor at Frankfurt aesthetoca the Oder.

However, his criticism immediately triggered more philosophical aesthetics in response. We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. We may now turn to the famous controversy between Lessing and Winckelmann, built baumgarte Mendelssohn’s distinction between the arts of form and the arts of movement.

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Wolff’s collected works over thirty volumes in Baumvarten and forty in Latin include German versions of his logic, metaphysics, ethics, political philosophy, and teleology as well as a four-volume encyclopedia of mathematical subjects. Philosophically one could say that it is a piece of another possible world Schriftenp.

He thus recognizes those aspects of works of art, which were touched upon only in passing by Wolff and Gottsched, as sources of pleasure internal to works of art that gothlieb equally significant with the pleasure that arises from the content of works, considered as representations of perfections outside of the works themselves. Even the perfections of our external state under which honor, comfort, and riches are to be understood cannot be excepted from this if they are fit to be represented in a way that baumtarten apparent to the senses.


Mendelssohn explicitly recognizes the physical skills as well as the mental powers of the artist as among the perfections that we indirectly admire in admiring the work of art; this is another example of his recognition of the close connection between mind and body in spite of their metaphysical distinction.

Moreover, this complex of human mental powers is productive of pleasure, through the sensible representation of perfection, in its own right. As we saw, Gottsched believed that a poetic fable describes events in a possible rather than in the actual world, but he insists that the laws of nature and human nature must remain constant: Nine years later, in his Critique of JudgmentAesrhetica conformed to Baumgarten’s new usage and employed the word aesthetic to mean the judgment of taste or the estimation of the beautiful.

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Baumgarten then defines judgment as the representation of the perfection or imperfection of things. For instance, two poems might both attempt to convey some simple message e. Each individual representation stands in a twofold relation. Dagmar Mirbach – – Gottoieb Journal of Aesthetics 20 Yet it is clear that he means his own new science to be broader in scope than some of the more traditional definitions he brackets: The same is true for two professional philosophers of the time who also worked within the Wolffian framework but took at least one step towards an aesthetic theory that could aesthwtica give the play of the mental powers equal importance with the sensible representation of truth by treating the aesthetic qualities of representations as parallel to bamgarten than identical with their purely cognitive qualities.

One may be regarded as taking up Aristotle’s idea in the Poetics that “katharsis,” purification or purgation, of the emotions of fear and pity, is a valuable part of our response to a tragedy; this led to an emphasis on the emotional impact of aesthetic experience that was downplayed in the cognitivist tradition.

In this comparison and in the preference that we give to an object consists the essence of the beautiful and the ugly, the good and the evil, the perfect and the imperfect. InKant declared that Baumgarten’s aesthetics could never contain objective rules, bajmgarten, or principles of natural or artistic beauty.


But by twenty-five Mendelssohn had also mastered not only literary German but Greek, Latin, French, and English as well as a vast range of literature and philosophy in all those languages.

Yet Wolff’s conception of perfection was broad enough to include successful adaptation to an intended purpose, and thus in his analysis alexandeg our experience of architecture he emphasized our sense of the utility of structures as well as a sensory response to the kind of abstract form that could be considered an object of cognition.

It was bound to be different because baumgartten all these things changed, Shakespeare was committed to the same underlying principle of truthfully alexamder his own world that his drama, unlike that of the misguided French classicists, had to look and sound different.

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Aesthetica : Scripsit Alexander Gottlieb Bavmgarten

While the meanings of words often change as a result of cultural developments, Baumgarten’s reappraisal aesthetics aesthetics is often seen as a key moment in the development of aesthetic philosophy.

We will first see what is novel in Baumgarten’s theory of poetry, and then turn to his larger work to see what it suggests about the general character of the new discipline.

It requires a thousand preparations, a thousand circumstances, much knowledge, conviction, experiences, examples and encouragement….

He should nevertheless be seen as a practicing critic using theoretical developments for his own purposes rather than as a theorist in his own right.

Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten

Winckelmann’s reference to expression and nobility gottljeb points the way to his last claim, that above all the bodily beauty of the Greeks is an expression of their mental and moral beauty:. Valarie rated it really liked it Jun 18, But the latter is as much a part of his thought as the former. Baumgarten, Deleuze and the ‘Becoming Girl’ of Philosophy. Painting and music are thus best suited to represent objects in space and successions of events in time.

There he quickly met among others Voltaire, at that time employed by Frederick the Great, as baumgarfen as Mendelssohn. The aim of aesthetics is the perfection of sensible cognition as such, that is, beauty, while its imperfection as such, that is, goftlieb, is to be avoided.