By Paul Gordon

Art because the Absolute is a literary and philosophical research into the which means of artwork and its claims to fact. Exploring specifically the writings of Kant and those that after, together with Fichte, Schelling, Hegel, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche, Paul Gordon contends that artwork solves the matter of ways you may "know” absolutely the in non-conceptual, non-discursive terms.

The thought of art's inherent relation to absolutely the, first explicitly rendered by means of Kant, is tested in significant works from 1790 to 1823. the 1st and final chapters, on Plato and Nietzsche respectively, take care of precursors and "post-cursors” of this concept. Gordon exhibits and seeks to reddress the shortcoming of awareness to this concept after Hegel, in addition to in modern reassessments of this era. Art because the Absolute should be of curiosity to scholars and students learning aesthetics from either a literary and philosophical perspective.

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