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On the Aesthetic Education of Man by Friedrich Schiller


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This impassioned treatise analyses politics, revolution and human nature to define the relationship between beauty, art and morality.

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In an era fraught with perplexing deeds, Friedrich Schiller, celebrated poet and dramatist, unveils a profound philosophical inquiry in his seminal work, “On the Aesthetic Education of Man And, Letters to Prince Frederick Christian Von Augustenburg.” Dubbed by Schiller himself as “the best thing that I have done in my life,” this impassioned treatise delves into the intricate interplay of politics, revolution, and human nature to unravel the essence of beauty, art, and morality.

Crafted as a series of eloquent letters to a discerning patron, Schiller’s work posits that true societal liberation can only be attained through an aesthetic education. Contrary to conventional notions of government reform, religious doctrine, or moral precepts, Schiller contends that the cultivation of aesthetic sensibility lies at the heart of human existence. Transcending mere intellectual discourse, this profound exploration resonates with timeless relevance, offering profound insights into the fundamental fabric of human experience.

Translated with meticulous care by Keith Tribe and enriched with an insightful introduction and elucidating notes by Alexander Schmidt, this edition presents Schiller’s seminal work to contemporary readers, ensuring that its compelling arguments continue to captivate and inspire as fervently as they did upon their inception.

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Weight0.25 kg
Title

On the Aesthetic Education of Man

Publisher

Pengin Classics

Author

Friedrich Schiller

Book binding

paperback

Release date

29/9/2016

Condition

new

ISBN/EAN        9780141396965