IBNA- ‘Essays on Aesthetics’ a Persian translation of writings by Scottish philosopher David Hume on aesthetics will be reviewed at the webinar Sooreh Book Review scheduled for Monday.
The program will be held by Deputy of Research at Sooreh University in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts, will hold the seventh Sooreh Book Review session. Translated by Mohsen Karami, ‘Essays on Aesthetics’ the online event will be attended by him, the expert Amir Maziar and will be hosted by Ramtin Shahbaziat on Monday, December 31 at 6 to 8 PM.
David Hume was a Scottish Enlightenment philosopher, historian, economist, librarian and essayist, who is best known today for his highly influential system of philosophical empiricism, skepticism, and naturalism.
Hume's ideas about aesthetics and the theory of art are spread throughout his works, but are particularly connected with his ethical writings, and also the essays "Of the Standard of Taste" and "Of Tragedy" (1757).
His views are rooted in the work of Joseph Addison and Francis Hutcheson. In the Treatise (1740), he touches on the connection between beauty & deformity and vice & virtue. His later writings on the subject continue to draw parallels of beauty and deformity in art with conduct and character.