Artistic freedom!? Oscar Wilde's autonomy of the beautiful based on Immanuel Kant
- Brand: Schröder, Rebecca Theresa
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In Wilde's works, especially the art-theoretical essays, aptly summarized under the title Intentions, his desire for tolerance and artistic freedom runs through. This claim to autonomy for the art sphere is based on philosophical studies written a century earlier by Immanuel Kant in his Critique of Judgment. Kant analyzes the...
In Wilde's works, especially the art-theoretical essays, aptly summarized under the title Intentions, his desire for tolerance and artistic freedom runs through. This claim to autonomy for the art sphere is based on philosophical studies written a century earlier by Immanuel Kant in his Critique of Judgment. Kant analyzes the specificity of aesthetic experience and distinguishes it from theoretical knowledge and morality, emphasizing its freedom from purpose and thus paving the way for the autonomy of the beautiful. This final thesis shows to what extent Immanuel Kant's analysis of beauty is taken by Oscar Wilde as a starting point to liberate art and artists from social demands and to plead for more tolerance and freedom. With the mixture of art and life, especially with regard to his own person and homosexual inclination, Wilde seems to play and provoke consciously. Problems that arise when theory and practice are mixed and taken to extremes as a kind of hedonistic concept are theoretically dealt with in
- Title: Artistic Freedom!?
- Subtitle: Oscar Wilde's autonomy of the beautiful based on Immanuel Kant
- Author: Rebecca Theresa Schröder
- Edition: 1st edition
- Released: 1st edition 05/23/2014
- Department: Philosophy
- Product Type: Book (Hardcover)
- Product type: Master's thesis
- Language: German
- Binding: Softcover (paperback)
- Dimensions: 21.0 x 14.8 cm (DIN A5)
- Scope: 109 pages
- Condition: New (shrink-wrapped in foil)
- Keywords: Analysis of the Beautiful, Critic as Artist, Dandy, Decay of Lying, Dorian Gray, Fin de Siècle, Hedonism, Immanuel Kant, Critique of Judgment, Art, Artists, Oscar Wilde, Victorianism, Censorship, Aesthetics
Rebecca T. Schröder, born on May 12, 1980, completed her studies in philosophy and English at the Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel in 2010. She lives and works near Hamburg.
Table of Contents
2 The emancipation of the beautiful
2.1 Kant's analysis of the pure judgment of taste
2.2 Kant's artistic genius
2.3 The autonomy of aesthetic experience
2.4 The Aesthetic Movement in England - Art for art's sake
3 Wild autonomy of beauty as a plea for tolerance and freedom
3.1 Art and lies
3.2 Aesthetic perception
3.3 Useless art
3.4 Wilde's artistic personality
3.5 Art and nature
3.6 Art and morality
3.7 The break with thought structures
3.8 Formal representations of his intention
4 The problem of the separation of the spheres of art and life
5 'The tower of ivory is assailed by the foul thing'
6 Final remark
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