Methodology in Johann Ludwig Schedius' Principia philocaliae (1828)

Fórizs, Gergely (2020) Methodology in Johann Ludwig Schedius' Principia philocaliae (1828). In: Súradnice estetiky, umenia a kultúry V. : Estetická výchova a prax vyučovania estetiky v kontextoch európskeho estetického myslenia 19. a 20. storočia – Dialóg s tradíciou a súčasné koncepcie. Opera Philosophica; Studia Aesthetica (25; 20). Prešovská Univerzita v Prešove Filozofická fakulta Prešovskej univerzity v Prešove, Prešov, pp. 50-68. ISBN 978-80-555-2516-7 (print); 978-80-555-2517-4 (online)


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Johann Ludwig Schedius (1768–1847) became professor of aesthetics at the University of Pest (Hungary) in 1792. He taught aesthetics and ancient Greek until his retirement in 1843. In 1828, as an established academic, he had published a Latin monograph entitled Principia philocaliae seu doctrinae pulchri (Principles of Philocalia or the Science of Beauty), which was used as a university coursebook. My thesis is that in his book Schedius adopted the eclectic method of compilation and production of knowledge widespread among Central European scholars during the 18th and even in the early 19th century. The two basic pillars of philosophical eclecticism are the rejection of elitist, authority-based knowledge, and the support of scholarly co-operation instead. In this paper, I will show how Schedius forged his philocalia out of the age-old history of the “science of beauty”, while I will also discuss his eclectic treatment of Immanuel Kant’s Critique of the Power of Judgment.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: A tanulmányt angol nyelvre fordította: Csuka Botond
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion / filozófia, pszichológia, vallás > BH Aesthetics / esztétika
D History General and Old World / történelem > D4 Modern History / új- és legújabb kor története
P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > PA Classical philology / klasszika-filológia > PA20 Latin / latin filológia
Depositing User: Dr. Gergely Fórizs
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2020 13:42
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2023 07:04

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