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By Friedrich Schiller

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The unique topic of the higher a part of the letters and essays of Schiller contained during this quantity is Aesthetics; and prior to passing to any comments on his therapy of the topic will probably be beneficial to supply a couple of observations at the nature of this subject, and on its therapy by way of the philosophical spirit of alternative ages.
First, then, aesthetics has for its item the giant realm of the attractive, and it can be such a lot competently outlined because the philosophy of artwork or of the superb arts. to a few the definition could appear arbitrary, as apart from the attractive in nature; however it will stop to seem so whether it is remarked that the wonder that's the murals is larger than common good looks, since it is the offspring of the brain. furthermore, if, in conformity with a undeniable institution of contemporary philosophy, the brain be seen because the real being, together with all in itself, it needs to be admitted that attractiveness is just really appealing while it stocks within the nature of brain, and is mind’s offspring.
Viewed during this gentle, the wonderful thing about nature is just a mirrored image of the great thing about the brain, simply a less than excellent attractiveness, which as to its essence is incorporated in that of the brain. Nor has it ever entered into the brain of any philosopher to increase the gorgeous in ordinary gadgets, on the way to convert it right into a technology and a process. the sphere of ordinary good looks is just too doubtful and too fluctuating for this goal. in addition, the relation of attractiveness in nature and sweetness in paintings kinds part of the technology of aesthetics, and reveals back its right place…

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From this statement it would appear to follow that between matter and form, between passivity and activity, there must be a middle state, and that beauty plants us in this state. It actually happens that the greater part of mankind really form this conception of beauty as soon as they begin to reflect on its operations, and all experience seems to point to this conclusion. But, on the other hand, nothing is more unwarrantable and contradictory than such a conception, because the aversion of matter and form, the passive and the active, feeling and thought, is eternal, and cannot be mediated in any way.

This contradiction disappears the moment we distinguish a twofold want in humanity to which two kinds of beauty correspond. It is therefore probable that both sides would make good their claims if they come to an understanding respecting the kind of beauty and the form of humanity that they have in view. Consequently in the sequel of my researches I shall adopt the course that nature herself follows with man considered from the point of view of aesthetics, and setting out from the two kinds of beauty, I shall rise to the idea of the genus.

Inclination can only say: "That is good for your individuality and present necessity"; but the changing current of affairs will sweep them away, and what you ardently desire to-day will form the object of your aversion to-morrow. But when the moral feeling says: "That ought to be," it decides forever. If you confess the truth because it is the truth, and if you practise justice because it is justice, you have made of a particular case the law of all possible cases, and treated one moment of your life as eternity.

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