Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
The Gay Science

The Gay Science

Volume 2


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Spiritualism and Esoteric Knowledge

  • Date Published: May 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108073134

£ 26.99

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • Eneas Sweetland (E. S.) Dallas (1828–1879) was a journalist who worked for The Times among other publications and whose interest in psychology and love of poetry led to his writing the two-volume – though he originally intended four – The Gay Science, published in 1866. The work takes its title from an expression used by Provençal troubadours to describe the art of composing poetry, and the volumes are concerned with the unclear and often shifting boundaries between art and science and whether they can be reconciled. Volume 2 considers this question in relation to pleasure: what it is, the historical and philosophical understanding of this emotion and sensation, whether it should be pursued, and its relation to artistic production. The remainder of the book looks at the issue of the ethics of art and the nature of artistic enterprise, as well as the changing stance of the viewer.

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108073134
    • length: 356 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.45kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    10. On pleasure
    11. Mixed pleasure
    12. Pure pleasure
    13. Hidden pleasure
    14. The ethics of art
    15. The pursuit of pleasure
    16. The world of fiction
    17. The ethical current

  • Author

    Eneas Sweetland Dallas

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.