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"Scientific Whigs"? Scottish Historians on the French Revolution

Abstract:

This paper places Leo Tolstoy's often dismissed aesthetic treatise, What is Art?, in the context of the philosophical debate concerning aesthetic judgment. I examine Tolstoy's argument for the very possibility of making aesthetic judgments, and suggest that his aesthetics proceed from an attempt to reconcile the subjective and the normative aspects of our aesthetic experience. Moreover, I show that Tolstoy, like Kant, seeks to preserve the autonomy of aesthetic judgment so that it may inform ...

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10.1353/jhi.2013.0008

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
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Author
Journal:
JOURNAL OF THE HISTORY OF IDEAS More from this journal
Volume:
74
Issue:
1
Pages:
93-114
Publication date:
2013-01-01
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EISSN:
1086-3222
ISSN:
0022-5037
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:349520
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uuid:1bf51bb7-647e-4176-a6a0-b915736c71d5
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pubs:349520
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349520
Deposit date:
2013-11-17

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