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By Terry Eagleton

The Ideology of the Aesthetic offers a background and critique of the concept that of the cultured all through smooth Western suggestion. As such, it is a serious survey of recent Western philosophy, focusing particularly at the advanced relatives among aesthetics, ethics and politics. Eagleton offers an excellent and difficult advent to those matters, as characterised within the paintings of Kant, Schiller, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Heidegger, Lukacs, Adorno, Habermas, and others.

Wide in span, in addition to morally and politically devoted, this can be Terry Eagleton's significant paintings up to now. It varieties either an unique enquiry and an exemplary introduction.

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