Hegel - Hegel Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (August 27,...

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Hegel Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (August 27 , 1770 – November 14 , 1831 ) was a German philosopher born in Stuttgart , Württemberg , in present-day southwest Germany . His influence has been widespread on writers of widely varying positions, including both his admirers (F. H. Bradley , Sartre , Hans Küng , Bruno Bauer ), and his detractors (Kierkegaard , Schopenhauer , Heidegger , Schelling ). His great achievement was to introduce for the first time in philosophy the idea that History and the concrete are important in getting out of the circle of philosophia perennis , i.e., the perennial problems of philosophy. Also, for the first time in the history of philosophy he realised the importance of the Other in the coming to be of self-consciousness , see slave-master dialectic . [taken from an Wikipedia entry 2009] The Philosophy of Fine Art [selection in Goldblatt and Brown] written: 1820-1829 Current Concepts of a Work of Art [however, on page 460 he refers to this list as “our definition”] 1. A work of art is no product of Nature but of man. 2. It is created essentially for man, uses a sensuous medium [such as paint in painting], and is addressed to his senses. 3. It contains an end [a purpose] bound up with it [explained in the last section] 1. An inference that has been drawn from the first point is that such an activity can be known, divulged, learned, and reproduced by others; that the imitator needs only master the way of doing it, and that anybody may produce works of art once they are acquainted with the rules of art production. Yet, such works can only be formally regular and mechanical, something exterior requiring only an empty effort of will and dexterity: it is not a matter of contributing out of [one's] own resources. [This point is similar to Kant.] a. Ordinary thinking naturally assumes that works of art are subordinate to works of nature, possessing no feeling of their own, since they are dead things:
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