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Single Idea 18549

[catalogued under 21. Aesthetics / A. Aesthetic Experience / 1. Aesthetics]

Full Idea

Only In the course of the nineteenth century, and in the wake of Hegel's posthumously published lectures on aesthetics, did the topic of art come to replace that of natural beauty as the core subject-matter of aesthetics.

Gist of Idea

Nineteenth century aesthetics focused on art rather than nature (thanks to Hegel)

Source

Georg W.F.Hegel (Lectures on Aesthetics [1835], 5), quoted by Roger Scruton - Beauty: a very short introduction

Book Reference

Scruton,Roger: 'Beauty: A Very Short Introduction' [OUP 2011], p.82