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“The essay should be written by looking at some extracts from G. W. F. Hegels Lectures on Fine Art. Hegel puts forward the claim that art prefigures our philosophical understanding of the world. As such we can see in different forms of art express different stages of development in our self-understanding.
In the essay an artwork or case study should be chosen to illustrate the argument.
Primary Reading
Hegel G. W. F. Extracts from Aesthetics: Lectures on Fine Arts in Clive Cazeaux (ed.) The Continental Aesthetics Reader (London: Routledge 2000) 35-52.
Secondary Reading
Ameriks Karl 2002 Hegels Aesthetics: New Perspectives on its Response to Kant and Romanticism Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain 45/6: 7292.
Bowie Andrew 2003 Aesthetics and Subjectivity from Kant to Nietzsche 2nd. ed. (Manchester: Manchester University Press).
Bungay Stephen 1984 Beauty and Truth. A Study of Hegels Aesthetics (Oxford: Oxford University Press).
Desmond William 1985 Hermeneutics and Hegels Aesthetics Irish Philosophical Journal 2: 94104.
Desmond William 1986 Art and the Absolute. A Study of Hegels Aesthetics (Albany: SUNY Press).
Etter Brian K. 2006 Between Transcendence and Historicism. The Ethical Nature of the Arts in Hegelian Aesthetics (Albany: SUNY).
Fowkes William 1981 A Hegelian Account of Contemporary Art (Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press).
Gaiger Jason 2000 Art as Made and Sensuous: Hegel Danto and the End of Art Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain 41/2: 10419.
Gardiner Patrick 1987 Kant and Hegel on Aesthetics in Hegels Critique of Kant ed. S. Priest (Oxford: Oxford University Press) 16171.
Hammermeister Kai 2002 The German Aesthetic Tradition (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).
Harris H.S. 1984 The Resurrection of Art The Owl of Minerva 16 1 (Fall): 520.
Henrich Dieter 1985 The Contemporary Relevance of Hegels Aesthetics in Hegel ed. M. Inwood (Oxford: Oxford University Press) 199207.
Hilmer Brigitte 1998 Being Hegelian after Danto History and Theory 37 4: 7186.
Houlgate Stephen 1997 Hegel and the End of Art The Owl of Minerva 29 1 (Fall): 121.
Houlgate Stephen 2000 Hegel and the Art of Painting in Hegel and Aesthetics ed. W. Maker (Albany: SUNY Press) 6182.
Houlgate Stephen 2005 An Introduction to Hegel. Freedom Truth and History 2nd. ed. (Oxford: Blackwell) (chapter 9: Art and Human Wholeness).
Houlgate Stephen (ed.) 2007 Hegel and the Arts (Evanston Ill.: Northwestern University Press).
Maker William (ed.) 2000 Hegel and Aesthetics (Albany: SUNY Press).
Moran Michael 1981 On the Continuing Significance of Hegels Aesthetics British Journal of Aesthetics 21: 21439.
Wicks Robert 1993 Hegels Aesthetics: An Overview in The Cambridge Companion to Hegel ed. F.C. Beiser (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) 34877.”