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Title Bentham and the arts / edited by Anthony Julius, Malcolm Quinn and Philip Schofield.

Publication Info. London : UCL Press, 2020.


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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Intro -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- List of contributors -- List of figures -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Part I. Philosophy and sexuality -- 1. The Epicurean universe of Jeremy Bentham: Taste, beauty and reality -- 2. Not Kant, but Bentham: On taste -- 3. 'Envy accompanied with antipathy': Bentham on the psychology of sexual ressentiment -- Part II. Intellectual history and literature -- 4. Literature, morals and utility: Bentham, Dumont and de Staël -- 5. Jeremy Bentham's imagination and the ethics of prose style: Paraphrase, substitution, translation
6. 'Is it true? ... what is the meaning of it?': Bentham, Romanticism and the fictions of reason -- 7. More Bentham, less Mill -- Part III. Aesthetics, taste and art -- 8. Enlightenment unrefined: Bentham's realism and the analysis of beauty -- 9. Jeremy Bentham's principle of utility and taste: An alternative approach to aesthetics in two stages -- 10. From pain to pleasure: Panopticon dreams and Pentagon Petal -- 11. Bentham's image: The corpo-reality check -- Index
Summary Bentham and the Arts considers the sceptical challenge presented by Jeremy Bentham's hedonistic utilitarianism to the existence of the aesthetic. Leading scholars from a variety of disciplines reflect on the implications of Bentham's radical utilitarian approach for our understanding of the history and contemporary nature of art, literature, and aesthetics more generally.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 30, 2020).
Subject Bentham, Jeremy, 1748-1832 -- Art.
Bentham, Jeremy, 1748-1832 -- Aesthetics.
Bentham, Jeremy, 1748-1832. (OCoLC)fst00033662
Utilitarianism -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Aesthetics, Modern -- 19th century.
Aesthetics. (OCoLC)fst00798702
Aesthetics, Modern. (OCoLC)fst00798800
Utilitarianism. (OCoLC)fst01163333
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy.
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form Art. (OCoLC)fst01423702
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Julius, Anthony, 1956- editor.
Quinn, Malcolm, 1963- editor.
Schofield, Philip, 1958- editor.
ISBN 9781787357396 electronic book
1787357392 electronic book
9781787357365 electronic book
1787357368 electronic book
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