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The Roman aesthetics: Goethe and Moritz in Italy

Grant number: 14/16361-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2014
Effective date (End): May 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Philosophy - History of Philosophy
Principal Investigator:Márcio Suzuki
Grantee:Mario Spezzapria
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):14/26714-2 - The Roman aesthetics: Goethe and Moritz in Italy, BE.EP.DD


Goethe's stay in Italy about the years 1786-1788, the encounter with his compatriot Moritz and the exchange of opinions about the nature of beauty and of the works of art, which occurred from the direct contact with the Italian masterpieces, the critical reflections about the esthetical theories of that period, and the synthesis with themes from other environments (in particular, from botany and comparative anatomy), give a decisive contribution to the elaboration in a few years of a new and original esthetical theory. The ideas of autonomy of the beauty, of purpose in itself and of morphogenesis of forms are framed in a general effort to think - in the arts as well as in life - the essence of creation, a "morphological thought" which insists on the intrinsic building power of structures and forms. (AU)

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SPEZZAPRIA, Mario. The Metaphysical Line of Beauty: Aesthetics and Anthropology in K. P. Moritz. 2017. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD) São Paulo.

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