Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten's Theory of Literature
What is Literature? According to Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, Literature is perfect sensate discourse. Based on this insight Baumgarten offers the first modern theory of literature. His uniquely holistic approach encompasses a methodology, epistemology, metaphysics, narratology, and ethics.
KeywordsLiterary theory; aesthetics; rhetoric; Enlightenment
Publication date and placeBerlin/Boston, 2020
Literary studies: general
Science: general issues