The Seventh Sense: Francis Hutchenson and Eighteenth-Century British Aesthetics

Paperback | August 16, 2003

byPeter Kivy

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The Seventh Sense is the definitive study of the aesthetic theory of the great eighteenth-century philosopher Francis Hutcheson, arguably the founder of the modern discipline of aesthetics, and one of the most important figures of the Scottish Enlightenment. This new edition brings PeterKivy's seminal work back into print, substantially expanded by the addition of seven essays, which deal primarily with Hutcheson's relation to other thinkers, and his influence on eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century aesthetics.Part I of The Seventh Sense presents a detailed analysis of Hutcheson's aesthetic theory. Part II traces the considerable influence of Hutcheson's theory up to the early years of the nineteenth century. Part III is a new and substantial addition to the original work, collecting Peter Kivy's essayson this topic since the first edition appeared, which deal primarily with Hutcheson, David Hume, and Thomas Reid. Philosophers of art, historians of philosophy, and historians working on eighteenth-century European art and culture will find this new edition an invaluable resource.

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The Seventh Sense is the definitive study of the aesthetic theory of the great eighteenth-century philosopher Francis Hutcheson, arguably the founder of the modern discipline of aesthetics, and one of the most important figures of the Scottish Enlightenment. This new edition brings PeterKivy's seminal work back into print, substantial...

Peter Kivy is in the Department of Philosophy, Rutgers University, New Jersey.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.13 × 6.14 × 0.86 inPublished:August 16, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199260028

ISBN - 13:9780199260027

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Table of Contents

Part I: Hutcheson's First 'Inquiry'I. Just Before HutchesonII. The Sense of 'Sense'III. The Sense of 'Beauty'IV. The Sense of 'Beautiful'V. Varieties of Aesthetic ExperienceVI. God and AestheticsPart II: Hutcheson - And Shortly ThereafterVII. Rationalist Aesthetics in the Age of HutchesonVIII. Hutcheson and HumeIX. Common Sense and the Sense of BeautyX. The Rise of AssociationXI. The Triumph of AssociationXII. End of an EraPart III: The Logic of TasteXIII. A Logic of TasteXIV. Hutcheson's Idea of BeautyXV. The 'Sense' of BeautyXVI. Hume's Neighbour's WifeXVII. Hume's 'Sentiments'XVIII. The Logic of TasteXIX. The Expression Theory of ArtXX. Seeing is Believing