Hume's Aesthetic Theory

Sentiment and Taste in the History of Aesthetics

By Dabney Townsend

© 2000 – Routledge

272 pages

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About the Book

Hume's Aesthetic Theory examines the neglected area of the development of aesthetics in empiricist thinking, exploring the link between the empiricist background of aesthetics in the eighteenth century and the work of David Hume.

This is a major contribution to our understanding of Hume's general philosophy and provides fresh insights into the history of aesthetics.

About the Author

Dabney Townsend is Professor of Philosophy at Armstrong Atlantic University, Georgia, USA.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Philosophy

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHILOSOPHY / Aesthetics