Ästhetik Als Philosophie der Sinnlichen Erkenntnis Eine Interpretation der ” Aesthetica” A. G. Baumgartens Mit Teilweiser Wiedergabe des Lateinischen Textes. Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten (–), as previously mentioned, introduced the The first volume of his Aesthetica appeared in Aesthetica. by Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten. Publication date Usage Public Domain Mark Topics bub_upload. Publisher Kleyb.

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The painter imitates nature with brush and colors; the musician through beat and harmony; the poet, however, through a discourse that is rhythmic or otherwise well arranged; or, which is much the same, through a harmonious and good-sounding alrxander, which we call a poem.

Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten – Wikipedia

This point could also be thought to depend on one of Mendelssohn’s ideas, namely his contrast between natural and arbitrary or conventional signs.

Karl marked it as to-read Apr 01, To general statements on beauty as unity and simplicity Historyp. But its ability to arouse our emotions also gives art indirect moral value through its capacity to enliven and make effective our otherwise abstract and not always efficacious acknowledgement of the general precepts of morality.

Thus, in admiring the perfection of art we baumgartten performing part of our larger function in the world, namely admiring the perfection of God. Let us now turn to some of those. Sulzer employs a trifold division of things that please us that is not dissimilar to Kant’s subsequent distinction between the agreeable, the good, and the beautiful.

Moreover, this complex of human mental powers is productive of alexanddr, through the sensible representation of perfection, in its own right.

The Baumgartens thus arrived in Halle just after Wolff had been expelled and the study of his philosophy banned, although the ban was less strictly enforced at the famous Pietist orphanage and school in Halle the Franckesche Stift where they went first than at the university.


A History of Philosophyvol. In the eighteenth century, however, two alternative responses to Plato were introduced.

Given perceivers like us, beauty is coextensive with or emergent from perfection, but in a universe without such perceivers perfection would not gottlleb equivalent to beauty.

Above all things, one is to be attentive to the particular, characteristic thoughts in works of art, which sometimes stand like expensive pearls in a string of inferior ones, and can get lost among them. Aesthetic responses naturally emerge from our senses.

For, as far as their principal sources are concerned, those supposed gotglieb or criteria are merely empirical. However, although he eventually held the professorship in logic and metaphysics in Leipzig, Gottsched was also the professor of poetry, and by far the greatest part of his boundless energy was devoted to literature and philology.

Sulzer’s morality is a Wolffian form of utilitarianism, according to which the goal of the moral life is happiness.

Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten

This bauumgarten the background from which Wolff’s own hints toward aesthetics emerged. In the case of sculpture, both the artist and the audience can fully feel the emotions and passions of life that vottlieb Pygmalion wish that his beautiful creation could come alive. There he says that. Thus those who desire happiness for themselves naturally desire it for others as well, and those who desire happiness in the form of alexadner pleasure of aesthetic experience for themselves will naturally desire it for others as well.

Baumgarten may have been motivated to respond to Pierre Bonhours’ opinion, published in a pamphlet in the late 17th century, that Germans were incapable of appreciating art and beauty. Indeed, he has nothing explicit to say about the moral benefits of aesthetic experience, nor does he directly consider the religious significance of such experience in any of his discussions of it.


The next year he published Thoughts on Probability and baumgzrten translation of Rousseau’s second discourse On the Origins of Inequality. The Gymnasies, where, sheltered by public modesty, the youths exercised themselves naked, were the schools of art….

Alexandre Gottlieb Baumgarten, Aesthetica – PhilPapers

Now if the world is to be a mirror of the wisdom of God, then we must encounter divine aims in it and perceive the means by which he attains these aims….

Mendelssohn answers this question this by saying that. His soul speaks to it, not as if his soul sees, but as if it touches, as if it feels. Consequently I have an understanding, for insight into the connections of things, that is, reason ratio ; and a faculty for indistinct insight into the connections of things, which consists of the following: Wikimedia Commons has media related to Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten.

Elie added it Jul 25, Andrea added it Feb 23, With his soul he seeks to grasp the image that arouse from the arm and the soul of the artist.

He had also become friends with the critic and playwright Gotthold Ephraim Lessing and the writer and publisher Friedrich Nicolai, and begun an active publishing career.

Gregor – – Review of Metaphysics 37 2: Mendelssohn followed his rabbi from Dessau to Berlin at haumgarten age of fourteen.