6160Re: [neoplatonism] Question: Brisson and the Kristeller Thesis
- Jan 13, 2014Luc Brisson, "L'opposition PHYSIS/TEKHNE chez Plotin", Oriens/Occidens 5
> I read recently that Luc Brisson argues that Plotinus has no doctrine ofMichael Chase
> aesthetics, because the term was not invented until Baumgarten, and thus
> Brisson can be read as supporting the Kristeller Thesis (i.e. there is no
> notion of the Fine Arts until the Modern Era). I am familiar with
> Baumgartens Aesthetica (1750), but cannot find the article or book where
> Brisson cites its first use of the term aesthetic in this modern sense as
> evidence for the ancients not having a similar notion.
> Can anybody remember that article or book by Brisson?
> Peter Cheyne
CNRS UPR 76
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