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Contents Introduction Acknowledgments I. Mostly before Kant 1. The Origins of Modern Aesthetics: 1711-1735 2. The Standard of Taste and the 'Most Ardent Desire of Society' II. Mostly Kant 3. The Harmony of the Faculties Revisited 4. Beauty and Utility in Eighteenth-Century Aesthetics 5. Free and Adherent Beauty: A Modest Proposal 6. Kant on the Purity of the Ugly 7. Beauty, Freedom, and Morality: Kant's Lectures on Anthropology and the Development of his Aesthetic Theory 8. The Ethical Value of the Aesthetic: Kant, Alison, and Santayana 9. The Symbols of Freedom in Kant's Aesthetics 10. Exemplary Originality: Genius, Individuality, and Universality III. Mostly After Kant 11. Pleasure and Knowledge in Schopenhauer's Aesthetics 12. From Jupiter's Eagle to Warhol's Boxes: The Concept of Art from Kant to Danto 13. The Value of a Theory of Beauty: Mary Mothersill's Beauty Restored Bibliography Index
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Aesthetics -- History.
Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804 -- Aesthetics.