Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/70463
Type: Conference paper
Title: Beauty as harmony of the soul: the aesthetic of the Stoics
Author: McMahon, J.
Citation: Greek Research in Australia: Proceedings of the Eighth Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies, Flinders University June 2009 / M. Rossetto, M. Tsianikas, G. Couvalis and M. Palaktsoglou (eds.): pp. 54-63
Publisher: Flinders University
Publisher Place: Australia
Issue Date: 2011
ISBN: 9780725811372
Conference Name: Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies (8th : 2009 : Adelaide, Australia)
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Jennifer A. McMahon
Abstract: Aesthetics is not an area to which the Stoics are normally understood to have contributed. I adopt a broad description of the purview of Aesthetics according to which Aesthetics pertains to the study of those preferences and values that ground what is considered worthy of attention. According to this approach, we find that the Stoics exhibit an Aesthetic that reveals a direct line of development between Plato, the Stoics, Thomas Aquinas and the eighteenth century, specifically Kant’s aesthetics. I will reveal an interpretation of the aesthetic of the Stoics which has more explanatory power for the history of aesthetic theory than a history of aesthetic theory which leaves out the Stoics.
Rights: Copyright status unknown
RMID: 0020116323
Description (link): http://ehlt.flinders.edu.au/conferences/greek/resconf2009/index.html
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