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The Century of Taste

The Philosophical Odyssey of Taste in the Eighteenth Century

The Century of Taste by George Dickie
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The Century of Taste offers an exposition and critical account of the central figures in the early development of the modern philosophy of art. Dickie traces the modern theory of taste from its first formulation by Francis Hutcheson, to blind alleys followed by Alexander Gerard and Archibald Allison, its refinement and complete expression by Hume, and finally to its decline in the hands of Kant. In a clear and straightforward style, Dickie offers sympathetic discussions of the theoretical aims of these philosophers, but does not shy from controversy--pointing out, for instance, the obscurities and inconsistencies in Kant's aesthetic writings, and arguing that they have been overrated.
Oxford University Press; January 1996
169 pages; ISBN 9780195357134
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Title: The Century of Taste
Author: George Dickie
 
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0195357132
9780195096804
9780195357134