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The Arts of the Beautiful (Scholarly Series) Paperback – June 1, 2000


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  • Series: Scholarly Series
  • Paperback: 189 pages
  • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press; 1 edition (June 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1564782506
  • ISBN-13: 978-1564782502
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.2 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #806,640 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A very difficult, original, highly stimulating book.

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We find here the classic French sharpness of perception and analysis.

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About the Author

A world-renowned philosopher and historian, Etienne Gilson held the position of Professor of Medieval Philosophy at the Sorbonne and subsequently at the College de France. He helped to found the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto. He is the author of many works, including Forms and Substances in the Arts, The Philosopher and Theology, and The Spirit of Medieval Philosophy.


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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Flitcraft on April 29, 2013
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You won't know what "art" means until you've read and understood this book.

See also the sequel: Forms and Substances in the Arts.

And if you're really piqued, the prequel: Painting and Reality.

But if you're going to read just one, read this one.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By mp on December 15, 2013
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Arts of the Beautiful is a clear exposition of the nature of art viewed from a more classical, Aristotelian perspective. M. Gilson writes as a friend might, making the reader almost forget the didactic nature of his endeavor. The only non-germane point to his discussion of Beauty, and the nature of art, is the intrusion of a rather conventional political liberalism; Gilson briefly discusses favorably (really, in an almost casual comment) the disastrous Enlightenment-derived rationalistic egalitarian democratic humanism that has now triumphed within almost all political discourse. But he can be forgiven for this lapse, and in any case we do not read Gilson for his political theory, but rather for his exposition of metaphysics, ontology, and epistemology as they relate to both aesthetics and the philosophy of art.
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