Ideas from 'Lectures on Aesthetics' by Georg W.F.Hegel [1826], by Theme Structure

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3. Truth / A. Truth Problems / 2. Defining Truth
Genuine truth is the resolution of the highest contradiction
3. Truth / A. Truth Problems / 3. Value of Truth
What I hold true must also be part of my feelings and character
21. Aesthetics / A. Aesthetic Experience / 1. Aesthetics
Nineteenth century aesthetics focused on art rather than nature (thanks to Hegel)
21. Aesthetics / A. Aesthetic Experience / 2. Aesthetic Attitude
Hegel largely ignores aesthetic pleasure, taste and beauty, and focuses on the meaning of artworks [Pinkard]
21. Aesthetics / A. Aesthetic Experience / 5. Natural Beauty
Natural beauty is unimportant, because it doesn't show human freedom [Pinkard]
21. Aesthetics / B. Nature of Art / 6. Art as Institution
For Hegel the importance of art concerns the culture, not the individual [Eldridge]
21. Aesthetics / C. Artistic Issues / 6. Value of Art
The purpose of art is to reveal to Spirit its own nature [Davies,S]
The main purpose of art is to express the unity of human life
Art forms a bridge between the sensuous world and the world of pure thought