Т. Andina/T. Андина, translation/перевод: К. О. Dobronravov/K. O. Добронравов


The fundamental thesis of Benedetto Croce’s Aesthetic consists of two main points: (i) intuitive knowledge is independent of logical knowledge, (ii) intuitive knowledge is given in art, while logical knowledge in philosophy.

After illustrating some theoretical elements that make Croce’s aesthetic a focal point in contemporary aesthetics, in the present article I will show how, given the validity of the first part of Croce’s thesis (i), the second part of his thesis (ii) is not defensible in the terms pro- posed by him. Finally, on the basis on the previous analyses, I shall offer some arguments in favour of maintaining the disciplinary distinction between aesthetics and philosophy of art.


Benedetto Croce; James J. Gibson; perception; sensation; knowledge

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Croce B., Estetica come scienza della espressione e linguistica generale, Laterza, Roma – Bari 1902.

Gibson J. J., The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception, Hillsdale (NJ.) – London, Erlbaum 1986.

Nietzsche F., Die Geburt der Tragödie, Leipzig, Neumann 1872; English translation Birth Of Tragedy Or Hellenism And Pessimism, George Allen W Unwin Ltd., London 1909.

Russo L., Una storia per l’estetica, Aesthetica Preprint, Palermo 1988.


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