By Duncan Wu, Demata Massimiliano

The bicentenary of the root of the Edinburgh evaluate has supplied the major students within the box with the chance to re-evaluate the pervasive value of crucial literary evaluate of the Romantic interval. those essays examine the arguable position performed by means of the Edinburgh evaluate within the improvement of Romantic literature and discover its experience of "Scottishness" within the context of early nineteenth century British tradition.

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Kames, Elements of Criticism i 6, ii 488. 39. See Treatise I (‘Concerning Beauty, Order, Harmony, Design’) of Hutcheson’s Inquiry into the Original of Our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue. Hutcheson distinguished what he called original or absolute beauty (the idea of uniformity amidst variety), from comparative or relative beauty (the idea of just imitation), a distinction subsequently adopted by Kames in his Elements. 40. ‘Dissertation Exhibiting a General View of the Progress of Metaphysical, Ethical, and Political Philosophy’, The Works of Dugald Stewart (Cambridge, 1829), vi 65.

In revising this review Jeffrey criticized more closely Alison’s claim that the free play of associative imagination is the essence of aesthetic response. 45. It was not, however, the only standard he used. Most eighteenth-century Scottish aestheticians had agreed that art is an important force of moral 32 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. Philip Flynn instruction, operating more often through our sympathetic emotions than through our reason’s grasp of moral principles.

See Treatise I (‘Concerning Beauty, Order, Harmony, Design’) of Hutcheson’s Inquiry into the Original of Our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue. Hutcheson distinguished what he called original or absolute beauty (the idea of uniformity amidst variety), from comparative or relative beauty (the idea of just imitation), a distinction subsequently adopted by Kames in his Elements. 40. ‘Dissertation Exhibiting a General View of the Progress of Metaphysical, Ethical, and Political Philosophy’, The Works of Dugald Stewart (Cambridge, 1829), vi 65.

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