Hegel: Lectures on the Philosophy of Art: The Hotho Transcript of the 1823 Berlin Lectures

Hardcover | September 8, 2014

EditorRobert F. Brown

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Hegel gave lecture series on aesthetics or the philosophy of art in various university terms, but never published a book of his own on this topic. His student, H. G. Hotho, compiled auditors' transcripts from these separate lecture series and produced from them the three volumes on aestheticsin the standard edition of Hegel's collected works. Annemarie Gethmann-Siefert has now published one of these transcripts, the Hotho transcript of the 1823 lecture series, and accompanied it with a very extensive introductory essay treating many issues pertinent to a proper understanding of Hegel'sviews on art. She persuasively argues that the evidence shows Hegel never finalized his views on the philosophy of art, but modified them in significant ways from one lecture series to the next. In addition, she makes the case that Hotho's compilation not only concealed this circumstance, by theharmony he created out of diverse source materials, but also imposed some of his own views on aesthetics, views that differ from Hegel's and that the ongoing interpretation of the aesthetics part of Hegel's philosophy has unfortunately taken to be Hegel's own.This translation of the German volume, which contains the first publication of the Hotho transcript and Gethmann-Siefert's essay, makes these important materials accessible to the English reader, materials that should put the English-speaking world's future understanding and interpretation ofHegel's philosophy of art on a sounder footing.

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Hegel gave lecture series on aesthetics or the philosophy of art in various university terms, but never published a book of his own on this topic. His student, H. G. Hotho, compiled auditors' transcripts from these separate lecture series and produced from them the three volumes on aestheticsin the standard edition of Hegel's collected...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:568 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:September 8, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceEditorial Introduction1. Background Issues2. The Hotho Transcript in the German Edition3. This English EditionAnnemarie Gethmann-Siefert: Introduction: The Shape and Influence of Hegel's Aesthetics1. The Contemporary Importance of Hegel's Aesthetics2. The Sources for Hegel's Aesthetics3. Hegel's Philosophy of Art as Reflected in Its Original Reception4. 'Transcripts Are of Course Opaque Sources'The Hotho Transcript of the 1823 Berlin LecturesIntroduction1. Two Challenges to the Worthiness of Art for Philosophical Examination2. The Specific Topic: The Philosophy of Art3. Overview of the Topic and Its TreatmentThe General PartIntroduction1. The Beautiful as Such2. Artistic Beauty as the Ideal3. The Existence or Actualization of the Ideal4. The General Art Forms