Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
British Idealism$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

W. J. Mander

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199559299

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559299.001.0001

Aesthetics and Literature

Chapter:
(p.328) 9 Aesthetics and Literature
Source:
British Idealism
Author(s):

W. J. Mander (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559299.003.0009

That Idealism offered a comprehensive worldview, a universal scheme capable of application to any sphere upon which the human mind might latch, is a point which may be illustrated by considering its implications for the domain of aesthetics. The chapter examines Edward Caird's analysis of Kant's aesthetics, as well as Bosanquet's account of the evolution of aesthetic consciousness and his theory of aesthetic appreciation and production. The main discussion of the chapter looks at the importance of poetry to the Idealists, concentrating on its simultaneously supportive and opposing relations with philosophy. The occasion provides an opportunity to discuss the distinctive literary style of the Idealists and to defend it from the objections of those twentieth-century philosophers who disparaged it.

Keywords:   aesthetics, Kant, Edward Caird, Bosanquet, poetry, literary style, Henry Jones

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .