Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Introduction The symbolic form of art Kant's theory of the mathematical sublime and the boundlessness of the symbolic form of art The classical sublimity of Judaism The classical form of art The original epic The ideal The transition to the revealed religion and the romantic form of art The revealed religion Representational thought and the romantic form of art Traces of left-hegelianism in Hegel's lectures on aesthetics The end of mythology The significance of Kierkegaard's interpretation of Don Giovanni in relation to Hegel's theory of the end of art The end of art The opera as a modern art form Hegel and Lukács's on the possibility of a modern epic The problem of a modern epic The modern epic and history Civil society as the background to the modern epic Myth and society : a common theme in the thought of Hegel and Sorel Sorel's myth of the general strike Myth and modern ethical life.