Bokförlaget Thales, 2022. 217 SEK / 311 pages.
This thesis is the first interpretation of Benjamin Höijer’s philosophy of art. Höijer (1767–1812), who was a Swedish representative of German idealism, is considered one of the brightest thinkers in the history of Swedish philosophy, although to this day he has been largely neglected. His writings offer one of the first systematic philosophies of art in the history of Western philosophy. In focus are the two themes of metaphysics and politics, and the thesis strives for an exploration of the speculative concept of the absolute – a key term of Höijer’s work.