Aesthetic of Ugliness

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Aesthetic of Ugliness (Aesthetik des Hässlichen) is a book by German philosopher Karl Rosenkranz, written in 1853. It is among the earliest writings on the philosophy of ugliness and "draws an analogy between ugliness and moral evil".[1]

Introduction Section 1: Formlessness Section 2: Incorrectness Section 3: Deformation or Disfiguration Conclusion


Karl Rosenkranz, Aesthetics of Ugliness. A Critical Edition. Translated by Andrei Pop and Mechtild Widrich. Bloomsbury, 2015. [2]

  1. ^ Eco, Umberto ed. On Ugliness New York: Rizzoli, 2007.
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