Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten was a German philosopher. He was a brother to theologian Siegmund Jakob Baumgarten. For scholars of Kant, the German Enlightenment and the history of metaphysics, Alexander Baumgarten’s Metaphysics is an essential.

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This volume offers the first full translation of Baumgarten’s Metaphysics in its fourth, mstaphysica in English, inclusive of Kant’s hand-written elucidations. Index Outline Category Portal. While Baumgarten saw himself as only a modest developer of the Wolffian system, and none of his particular views are particularly noteworthy, he nevertheless played an important role in the progression of German philosophy from Leibniz and Wolff to Kant and the later German Idealists.

This new English edition baumgaryen therefore essential reading for all scholars interested in the most substantive work of the period.

Both his parents died early, and he was taught by Martin Georg Christgau where he learned Hebrew and became interested in Latin poetry. Kant composed many of the preparatory sketches for the Critique of Pure Reason in the blank interleaved pages of his personal copy. The Philosophical Context of the Metaphysics. The influence of Baumgarten on this point, which is bamugarten central baumfarten in the Kantian system, is fairly clear.


He hoped to bring our critical judging of the beautiful under rational principles, and to raise the rules for such judging to the level of a lawful science. For any other requests or concerns, please contact your Account Manager. InLeo Tolstoyin his What is Art?

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This article abides by terms of the Creative Commons CC-by-sa 3. TheTranslation Alexander Baumgartens Metaphysics.

Not merely the textbook for Immanuel Kant’s lectures on metaphysics and anthropology, it fundamentally shaped Kant’s “Critical Philosophy” and through that most of later German philosophy. Baumgarten identified himself as a Wolffian, and much of his work amounts to alternative presentations of Wolff’s philosophy.

Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten – Wikipedia

Alexander Baumgartenan influential German philosopher preceding Immanuel Kant, is remembered mainly as a founder of modern aesthetics.

Including Kant’s annotations in his own copy of the Metaphysica along with an illuminating introduction and extensive notes and glossary, this volume will be indispensable for all future students of Kant and German philosophy. The word had been used baugmarten since the time of the ancient Greeks to mean the ability to receive stimulation from one or more of the five bodily senses.

The text also includes all of Kant’s elucidations found in his copy of the Metaphysicaand reproduces 3 sets of facing pages with notes in his own hand. Cosmology Prologomena Chapter I. At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context.

Kant composed many of the preparatory sketches for the Critique of Pure Reason in the blank interleaved pages of his personal copy. His brother, Siegmund Jakob Baumgarten, was an influential Wolffian theologian. Influenced KantMeierSulzerWinckelmann. New World Encyclopedia writers and editors rewrote and completed the Wikipedia article in accordance with New World Encyclopedia standards.



Once you have successfully made your exam-copy request, you will receive a confirmation email explaining that your request is awaiting approval. Originally published in Latin, Kant used the Metaphysics for nearly four decades as the basis for lectures on metaphysics, anthropology and religion.

It is a very welcome addition to the primary sources available to scholars. Enlightenment theory views on aesthetics In aesthetics: They are doing so on the basis of a false hope conceived by that superb analyst Baumgarten. This lucid translation finally makes Baumgarten’s seminal work available in English. To cite this article click here for a list of acceptable citing formats. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. And art became, not the important thing it was intended to be, but the empty amusement of idle people.

For more information, visit our exam-copy area. Available for the first time in English, this critical translation draws from the original seven Latin metzphysica and Georg Friedrich Meier’s 18th-century German translation.