The Century of Taste: The Philosophical Odyssey of Taste in the Eighteenth Century

The Century of Taste: The Philosophical Odyssey of Taste in the Eighteenth Century

George Dickie


The Century of Taste bargains an exposition and important account of the critical figures within the early improvement of the trendy philosophy of artwork. Dickie lines the trendy idea of style from its first formula by means of Francis Hutcheson, to blind alleys through Alexander Gerard and Archibald Allison, its refinement and entire expression by way of Hume, and at last to its decline within the fingers of Kant. In a transparent and easy variety, Dickie deals sympathetic discussions of the theoretical goals of those philosophers, yet doesn't shy from controversy--pointing out, for example, the obscurities and inconsistencies in Kant's aesthetic writings, and arguing that they have got been overrated.

Show sample text content

Download sample