The German Aesthetic Tradition
This is the only available systematic critical overview of German aes-thetics from
to the present. The book begins with the work of Baumgarten and covers all the major writers on German aestheticsthat follow, including Kant, Schiller, Schelling, Hegel, and Nietzscheup to Heidegger, Gadamer, and Adorno. The book offers a clear andnontechnical exposition of ideas, placing these in a wider philosoph-ical context where necessary.Such is the importance of German aesthetics that the market forthis book will extend far beyond the domain of philosophy to suchﬁelds as literary studies, ﬁne art, and music.Kai Hammermeister teaches in the Department of Germanic Lan-guages and Literature at The Ohio State University.