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Truth of art: Truth-oriented theories of art attribute qualities to works of art under certain circumstances which reveal the future realization of ideal assumed social conditions. See also emphatic truth, fiction, art, works of art.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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G.W.F. Hegel on Truth of Art - Dictionary of Arguments

Gadamer I 103
Truth of Art/Hegel/Gadamer: Initial problem: The appeal to immediacy, to the genius of the moment, to the meaning cannot exist before the claim of human existence to continuity and unity of self-understanding. The experience of art must not be forced into the noncommittal nature of aesthetic consciousness. Cf. >Erlebniskunst/Gadamer
This negative insight means something positive here: art is insight and the experience of the work of art makes this insight part of it.
Art as Recognition/GadamerVsKant: This is difficult to be acknowledged if one measures the truth of knowledge with Kant against the concept of knowledge in science and the concept of reality in natural science. It is necessary to take the concept of experience further than Kant did, so that the experience of the work of art can also be understood as experience.
Hegel/Gadamer: [In Hegel's lectures on aesthetics] the truth content, which lies in all experience of art, is brought to recognition in a magnificent way and at the same time communicated with historical consciousness. Aesthetics thus becomes a history of world views, i.e. a history of truth as it becomes visible in the mirror of art. Thus, the task we formulated, which is to be understood in the experience, in the art itself to justify the knowledge of truth. >Worldview/Hegel, >Aesthetics/Hegel.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Gadamer I
Hans-Georg Gadamer
Wahrheit und Methode. Grundzüge einer philosophischen Hermeneutik 7. durchgesehene Auflage Tübingen 1960/2010

Gadamer II
H. G. Gadamer
The Relevance of the Beautiful, London 1986
German Edition:
Die Aktualität des Schönen: Kunst als Spiel, Symbol und Fest Stuttgart 1977

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