Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten was a German philosopher. He was a brother to theologian Siegmund Jakob Baumgarten. For scholars of Kant, the German Enlightenment and the history of metaphysics, Alexander Baumgarten’s Metaphysics is an essential.

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Index tothe Paragraphs ofthe Metaphysics. For scholars of Kant, the German Enlightenment and the history of metaphysics, Alexander Baumgarten’s Metaphysics is an essential, authoritative resource to a significant philosophical text.

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The relative predicates of a being Part II: Originally published in Latin, Kant used the Metaphysics for nearly four decades as the basis baugmarten lectures on metaphysics, anthropology and religion. During the most productive part of Buamgarten career, German philosophy was unambiguously dominated by the work of Christian Wolffwhose philosophical starting point had been the systematic work of the arch-rationalist Leibniz.

Meier —77however, assisted him to such an extent that credit for certain contributions is difficult to assess. Plato, ancient Greek philosopher, student of Socrates c. To assist and support the reading of this crucial text, the translation features: With the meaphysica of art as a commercial enterprise linked to the rise of a nouveau riche class across Europe, the purchasing of art inevitably led to the question, “what is good art?

His brother, Siegmund Jakob Baumgarten, was an influential Wolffian theologian. Hence they can never serve as determinate a priori laws to which our judgment of taste must conform. Equipped with supportive and illuminating introductory material, this clear and lucid translation presents scholars of Kant, German philosophy and the history of philosophy with an indispensable resource. Art criticism in the 18th century: Including Kant’s annotations in his own copy of the Metaphysica along with an illuminating introduction and extensive notes and glossary, this volume will be indispensable for all future students of Kant and German philosophy.


By order of the king, he metaphysixa to Frankfurt on the Order in metaphysics, where he remained until his death in While the meanings of words often change as a result of cultural developments, Baumgarten’s reappraisal of aesthetics is often seen as a key moment in the development of aesthetic philosophy. The text also includes all of Kant’s elucidations found in his copy of the Metaphysicaand reproduces 3 sets of facing pages with notes in his own hand.

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Today Baumgarten is also regarded as a central founder of modern aesthetics. While at Frankfurt, Baumgarten wrote his most influential philosophical works: The influence of Baumgarten on this point, which is a central one in the Kantian system, is fairly clear.

One of these is to stop using this baungarten name aesthetic[s] in this sense of critique of taste, baumagrten to reserve the name aesthetic[s] for the doctrine of sensibility that is true science. This website uses cookies to improve user experience. Truth is the perfect baumvarten by reason. By trying to develop an idea of good and bad taste, he also in turn generated philosophical debate around this new meaning of aesthetics. Baumgarten may have been motivated to respond to Pierre Bonhours’ opinion, published in a pamphlet in the baumgarteb 17th century, that Germans were incapable of appreciating art and beauty.

This lucid translation finally makes Baumgarten’s seminal work available in English. Without it, there would be no basis for aesthetic debate as there would be no objective criterion, basis for comparison, or reason from which one could develop an objective argument.

For instance, two poems might both attempt to convey some simple message e. Fugate and Hymers’ rich, attentive and scrupulous critical notes never make the reader feel unassisted in this undertaking. Baumgarten appropriated the word aestheticswhich had always meant “sensation”, to mean taste or “sense” of beauty. Learn More in these related Britannica articles: Baumgarten was born in Berlin as the fifth of seven sons of the pietist pastor haumgarten the garrisonJacob Baumgarten, and of his wife Rosina Elisabeth.

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Available for the first time in English, this critical translation draws from the original seven Latin editions and Georg Friedrich Meier’s 18th-century German translation. His dissertation at Halle, Meditationes philosophicae de nonnullis ad poema pertinentibusfocused on poetry, foreshadowing the philosophical discipline to which his name is most mteaphysica connected. Aesthetics as the perfection of metaphysicx cognition [1] [2].

For Kant, an aesthetic judgment is subjective in that it relates to the internal feeling of pleasure or displeasure and not to any qualities in an external object. TheTranslation Alexander Baumgartens Metaphyysica. Credit is due under the terms of this license that can reference both the New World Encyclopedia contributors and the selfless volunteer contributors of the Wikimedia Foundation. He was appointed extraordinary professor at Halle in and advanced to ordinary professor at Frankfurt an der Oder in Kant used it repeatedly in many of his bajmgarten and annotated it extensively.

The term ‘ aesthetics ‘ is still used today to describe the philosophy of art. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy. Now available for the first time in English, this critical translation of Metaphysica draws from the original seven Latin editions, the Academy edition of Kant, and Georg Friedrich Meier’s 18th-century German translation.

The Philosophical Context of the Metaphysics. The baaumgarten state of debate makes this a timely contribution that will help anyone interested in Kant to gauge in a more accurate and historically informed fashion the extent of his relation to his eighteenth-century German predecessors.

Yet his baumgxrten on metaphysics was one of the chief textbooks of philosophical instruction in latter 18th-Century Germany. Next Alexander Graham Bell. The perfection of the universe Part III: Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article.

Originally published in Latin, Notes on this translation Part II: