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Aesthetic as Science of Expression and General Linguistic

Benedetto Croce (1866-1952)

1. Introduction
2. Intuition and Expression
3. Intuition and Art
4. Art and Philosophy
5. Historicism and Intellectualism in Aesthetic
6. Analogous Errors in Historic and in Logic
7. Theoretic and Practical Activity
8. Analogy Between the Theoretic and the Practical
9. Exclusion of Other Spiritual Forms
10. Indivisibility of Expression into Modes or Grades and Critique of Rhetoric
11. Aesthetic Feelings and the Distinction between the Beautiful and the Ugly
12. Critique of Aesthetic Hedonism
13. The Aesthetic of the Sympathetic and Pseudo-Aesthetic Concepts
14. The So-Called Physically Beautiful in Nature and in Art
15. Errors Arising from the Confusion between Physic and Aesthetic
16. The Activity of Externalization. Technique and the Theory of the Arts
17. Taste and the Reproduction of Art
18. The History of Literature and of Art
19. Conclusion: Identity of Linguistic and Aesthetic
20. Historical Summary, Part 1
21. Historical Summary, Part 2
22. Historical Summary, Part 3
23. Historical Summary, Part 4
24. Historical Summary, Part 5
25. Historical Summary, Part 6
26. Historical Summary, Part 7
27. Historical Summary, Part 8
28. Appendix, Part 1
29. Appendix, Part 2
30. Appendix, Part 3

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One of the earliest works of this Italian philosopher and literary critic, Aesthetic as Science of Expression and General Linguistic marks the beginning of Croce's elaboration of his highly influential ideas of aesthetics. Croce defines art in terms of intuition and expression, thus replacing beauty as the primary criterion for aesthetic evaluation.