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Single Idea 20413

[catalogued under 21. Aesthetics / B. Nature of Art / 7. Art as Institution]

Full Idea

Hegel locates the significance of art in its role in cultural life in general, not in relation to the psychological needs of individuals.

Gist of Idea

For Hegel the importance of art concerns the culture, not the individual

Source

report of Georg W.F.Hegel (Lectures on Aesthetics [1835]) by Richard Eldridge - G.W.F. Hegel (aesthetics) 1

A Reaction

I'm beginning to see that art is a wonderful focus and test case for political attitudes. Roughly, liberalism focuses on individual responses, but more societal views (from right and left) see it in terms of role in the community. Which are you?

Book Reference

'Key Thinkers in Aesthetics', ed/tr. Giovannelli,Alessandro [Continuum 2012], p.77