By Dietrich von Hildebrand, Robert E. Wood, John F. Crosby, Dana Gioia
Foreword via Dana Gioia, Preface by way of Robert E. wooden, advent through John F. Crosby.
Dietrich von Hildebrand understood the centrality of attractiveness now not simply to artwork yet to philosophy, theology, and ethics. In his bold and accomplished Aesthetics, now translated into English for the 1st time, Hildebrand rehabilitates the idea that of good looks as an aim particularly and in simple terms subjective phenomenon. His systematic account renews the Classical and Christian imaginative and prescient of attractiveness as a competent mode of belief that leads humanity towards the real, the nice, and finally the divine. there's no extra vital factor in our culture--sacred or secular--than the recovery of attractiveness. and there's no greater position to begin this pressing firm than Dietrich von Hildebrand's Aesthetics. - Dana Gioia | From the Foreword
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Animated by a heightened sense of the mystery and dignity of the human person, they developed a personalism that sheds new light on freedom and conscience, the religious transcendence of the person, the relationship between individual and community, the love between man and woman, and the life-giving power of beauty. We connect their vision of the human person with the great traditions of Western and Christian thought, and draw from their personalism in addressing the deepest needs and aspirations of our contemporaries.
He contrasts the rootedness of folk music with the ephemeral character of popular hits (a phenomenon of the past hundred years), but locates both of them within the realm of beauty as lesser forms, though not elevated enough to qualify as art. His taste throughout is what one might call classical. And yet, he appreciates what he calls the poetry of the pre-technological everyday world, working with one’s hands, attending the market, participating in festivals rooted in the love of family and friends and in the love of Christ.
He distinguished himself with many publications in moral philosophy, in social philosophy, in the philosophy of the interpersonal, and in aesthetics. He taught in Munich, Vienna, and New York. In the 1930s, he was one of the strongest voices in Europe against Nazism. He died in New Rochelle, New York in 1977. Hildebrand Project We advance the rich tradition of Christian personalism, especially as developed by Dietrich von Hildebrand and Karol Wojtyla (Pope St. John Paul II), in the service of intellectual and cultural renewal.
Aesthetics by Dietrich von Hildebrand, Robert E. Wood, John F. Crosby, Dana Gioia