The Ideology of the Aesthetic

By Terry Eagleton

The Ideology of the Aesthetic provides a heritage and critique of the idea that of the classy all through smooth Western concept. As such, it is a severe survey of recent Western philosophy, focusing particularly at the advanced relatives among aesthetics, ethics and politics. Eagleton offers an excellent and not easy advent to those matters, as characterised within the paintings of Kant, Schiller, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Heidegger, Lukacs, Adorno, Habermas, and others.

Wide in span, in addition to morally and politically dedicated, this is often Terry Eagleton's significant paintings to this point. It varieties either an unique enquiry and an exemplary introduction.

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