web site hit counter Aesthetics: Volume II - Ebooks PDF Online
Hot Best Seller

Aesthetics: Volume II

Availability: Ready to download

"Hildebrand’s thinking deserves the greatest attention from philosophers today…his fine observations will surely stimulate a discussion of which we are all greatly in need." – Sir Roger Scruton. "Dietrich von Hildebrand’s engaging studies of different art forms is a marvelous illustration of the way phenomenology is uniquely accessible to a wider readership. Here is philo "Hildebrand’s thinking deserves the greatest attention from philosophers today…his fine observations will surely stimulate a discussion of which we are all greatly in need." – Sir Roger Scruton. "Dietrich von Hildebrand’s engaging studies of different art forms is a marvelous illustration of the way phenomenology is uniquely accessible to a wider readership. Here is philosophy for the sake of the world." – James K. A. Smith “How does the beautiful evangelize? Following Dietrich von Hildebrand, we should say that the truly beautiful is an objective value, to be distinguished from what is merely subjectively satisfying. This means that the beautiful does not merely entertain; rather, it invades, chooses, and changes the one to whom it deigns to appear. It is not absorbed into subjectivity; it rearranges and redirects subjectivity, sending it on a trajectory toward the open sea of the beautiful itself.” – Bishop Robert Barron" I am convinced that the section on music echoes not just my own experience but that of many performers striving to do justice to the works they bring to life. Whoever is looking for an aesthetic vision of the whole will find Aesthetics II deeply insightful, challenging, and encouraging." – Manfred Honeck Written in the early 1970s during the last years of his life, as if harvesting a lifetime of reflection, Dietrich von Hildebrand’s Aesthetics is a uniquely encompassing work.The first volume develops an original theory of the beautiful, and the second applies that theory with tremendous breadth and attention to the various types of artwork and to many of the world’s most beloved works of art. It is a testament to the work’s broad significance that two of the most respected voices in contemporary aesthetics have joined together to offer forewords to each volume: Dang Gioia to Volume I, and Sir Roger Scruton to Volume II. Sir Roger Scruton writes on Volume II: “In this second volume of his treatise on the subject Hildebrand assembles the results of a lifetime’s thought about the arts, and expresses his devotion to beauty in terms that the reader will find immediately engaging.” He continues: “Most philosophers of aesthetics content themselves with a few examples from the realm of art, and make no attempt to explore the distinct disciplines or to catalogue all the parts that contribute to the overall aesthetic effect. One purpose of this second volume, however, is to show the completeness of the artistic enterprise, and the way in which it penetrates human life in its entirety, so that the idea of beauty enters our practical activity at every point.” Dietrich von Hildebrand’s Aesthetics occupies a place in the great philosophical aesthetic tradition of Plato, Kant, and Hegel, while incorporating the fresh and fundamental insights of phenomenology. With this publication of the first English translation, Dietrich von Hildebrand becomes a contemporary spokesman and defender of the importance of beauty and aesthetic values at a time when many think that beauty is relative and art unnecessary.


Compare

"Hildebrand’s thinking deserves the greatest attention from philosophers today…his fine observations will surely stimulate a discussion of which we are all greatly in need." – Sir Roger Scruton. "Dietrich von Hildebrand’s engaging studies of different art forms is a marvelous illustration of the way phenomenology is uniquely accessible to a wider readership. Here is philo "Hildebrand’s thinking deserves the greatest attention from philosophers today…his fine observations will surely stimulate a discussion of which we are all greatly in need." – Sir Roger Scruton. "Dietrich von Hildebrand’s engaging studies of different art forms is a marvelous illustration of the way phenomenology is uniquely accessible to a wider readership. Here is philosophy for the sake of the world." – James K. A. Smith “How does the beautiful evangelize? Following Dietrich von Hildebrand, we should say that the truly beautiful is an objective value, to be distinguished from what is merely subjectively satisfying. This means that the beautiful does not merely entertain; rather, it invades, chooses, and changes the one to whom it deigns to appear. It is not absorbed into subjectivity; it rearranges and redirects subjectivity, sending it on a trajectory toward the open sea of the beautiful itself.” – Bishop Robert Barron" I am convinced that the section on music echoes not just my own experience but that of many performers striving to do justice to the works they bring to life. Whoever is looking for an aesthetic vision of the whole will find Aesthetics II deeply insightful, challenging, and encouraging." – Manfred Honeck Written in the early 1970s during the last years of his life, as if harvesting a lifetime of reflection, Dietrich von Hildebrand’s Aesthetics is a uniquely encompassing work.The first volume develops an original theory of the beautiful, and the second applies that theory with tremendous breadth and attention to the various types of artwork and to many of the world’s most beloved works of art. It is a testament to the work’s broad significance that two of the most respected voices in contemporary aesthetics have joined together to offer forewords to each volume: Dang Gioia to Volume I, and Sir Roger Scruton to Volume II. Sir Roger Scruton writes on Volume II: “In this second volume of his treatise on the subject Hildebrand assembles the results of a lifetime’s thought about the arts, and expresses his devotion to beauty in terms that the reader will find immediately engaging.” He continues: “Most philosophers of aesthetics content themselves with a few examples from the realm of art, and make no attempt to explore the distinct disciplines or to catalogue all the parts that contribute to the overall aesthetic effect. One purpose of this second volume, however, is to show the completeness of the artistic enterprise, and the way in which it penetrates human life in its entirety, so that the idea of beauty enters our practical activity at every point.” Dietrich von Hildebrand’s Aesthetics occupies a place in the great philosophical aesthetic tradition of Plato, Kant, and Hegel, while incorporating the fresh and fundamental insights of phenomenology. With this publication of the first English translation, Dietrich von Hildebrand becomes a contemporary spokesman and defender of the importance of beauty and aesthetic values at a time when many think that beauty is relative and art unnecessary.

34 review for Aesthetics: Volume II

  1. 4 out of 5

    Dan Yingst

  2. 4 out of 5

    jennet wheatstonelllsl

  3. 5 out of 5

    Maria Znl

  4. 4 out of 5

    Sean

  5. 4 out of 5

    Dimitrios

  6. 4 out of 5

    Ericka

  7. 4 out of 5

    Tiago Ramos

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jason Bosch

  9. 4 out of 5

    Rashid Saif

  10. 4 out of 5

    Eric Nicolai

  11. 4 out of 5

    Matthew Blais

  12. 4 out of 5

    Eliane Morais Galle Carr

  13. 5 out of 5

    Zac

  14. 4 out of 5

    Laura

  15. 5 out of 5

    Cecilia Lacerda

  16. 4 out of 5

    Mike Berkenpas

  17. 4 out of 5

    Eileen

  18. 4 out of 5

    Tom Hudson

  19. 5 out of 5

    KristofFondrk

  20. 5 out of 5

    Leonardo

  21. 5 out of 5

    Anna

  22. 5 out of 5

    Kiersten

  23. 5 out of 5

    Marcelo

  24. 4 out of 5

    Matthew Birt

  25. 5 out of 5

    S

  26. 5 out of 5

    Brian Gavilan

  27. 5 out of 5

    Vagabond of Letters, DLitt

  28. 5 out of 5

    Myllena Melo

  29. 4 out of 5

    Josh

  30. 4 out of 5

    ERthEnse

  31. 4 out of 5

    David Mondero

  32. 4 out of 5

    Jarl Simonsen

  33. 5 out of 5

    Matheus Carvalho

  34. 4 out of 5

    Rose

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.