Aesthetics

a comprehensive anthology

Author: Steven M. Cahn,Aaron Meskin

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 684

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From Plato's Ion to works by contemporary philosophers, this anthology showcases classic texts to illuminate the development of philosophical thought about art and the aesthetic. This volume is the most comprehensive collection of readings on aesthetics and the philosophy of art currently available. Brings together the most significant writings in aesthetics and philosophy of art from the past 2500 years Each section includes a useful introductory essay which provides an overview of developments in the field Broken down into three sections: Historical Sources, Modern Theories, and Contemporary Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art Thorough, systematic, and flexible, including two alternative tables of contents (historical and topical); an ideal textbook and guide to the field
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Aesthetics

A Comprehensive Anthology

Author: Steven M. Cahn,Aaron Meskin

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405154352

Category: Philosophy

Page: 704

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From Plato's Ion to works by contemporary philosophers, this anthology showcases classic texts to illuminate the development of philosophical thought about art and the aesthetic. This volume is the most comprehensive collection of readings on aesthetics and the philosophy of art currently available. Brings together the most significant writings in aesthetics and philosophy of art from the past 2500 years Each section includes a useful introductory essay which provides an overview of developments in the field Broken down into three sections: Historical Sources, Modern Theories, and Contemporary Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art Thorough, systematic, and flexible, including two alternative tables of contents (historical and topical); an ideal textbook and guide to the field
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Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art

The Analytic Tradition, An Anthology

Author: Peter Lamarque,Stein Haugom Olsen

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1119222443

Category: Philosophy

Page: 744

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For over fifty years, philosophers working within the broader remit of analytic philosophy have developed and refined a substantial body of work in aesthetics and the philosophy of art, curating a core foundation of scholarship which offers rigor and clarity on matters of profound and perennial interest relating to art and all forms of aesthetic appreciation. Now in its second edition and thoroughly revised, Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art—The Analytic Tradition: An Anthology captures this legacy in a comprehensive introduction to the core philosophical questions and conversations in aesthetics. Through 57 key essays selected by leading scholars Peter Lamarque and Stein Haugom Olsen, this anthology collects modern classics as well as new contributions on essential topics such as the identification and ontology of art, interpretation, values of art, art and knowledge, and fiction and the imagination. New to this edition are selections which treat aesthetic experience more widely, including essays on the aesthetics of nature and aesthetics in everyday life. Other carefully-chosen pieces analyze the practice and experience of specific art forms in greater detail, including painting, photography, film, literature, music, and popular art such as comics. This bestselling collection is an essential resource for students and scholars of aesthetics, designed to foster a foundational understanding of both long-standing and contemporary topics in the field.
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Continental Aesthetics

Romanticism to Postmodernism: An Anthology

Author: Richard Kearney,David Rasmussen

Publisher: Blackwell Publishing

ISBN: 9780631216117

Category: Philosophy

Page: 476

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This comprehensive anthology provides a collection of classic and contemporary readings in continental aesthetics. Extending from romanticism through modernism to postmodernism, the volume includes landmark texts that have sparked renewed interest in aesthetics, including works by Kant, Nietzsche, Hegel, Heidegger, Sartre, Lukács, Habermas, Foucault, Kristeva, and Derrida. The range and significance of the primary sources presented, together with the editors' introductions, make this volume essential for anyone interested in aesthetics or philosophy of art.
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Western Philosophy

An Anthology

Author: John G. Cottingham

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405124782

Category: Philosophy

Page: 888

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Western Philosophy: An Anthology provides the most comprehensive and authoritative survey of the Western philosophical tradition from ancient Greece to the leading philosophers of today. Features substantial and carefully chosen excerpts from all the greats of philosophy, arranged thematically and chronologically Readings are introduced and linked together by a lucid philosophical commentary which guides the reader through the key arguments Embraces all the major subfields of philosophy: theory of knowledge and metaphysics, philosophy of mind, religion and science, moral philosophy (theoretical and applied), political theory, and aesthetics Updated edition now includes additional contemporary readings in each section Augmented by two completely new sections on logic and language, and philosophy and the meaning of life
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The Art of Comics

A Philosophical Approach

Author: Aaron Meskin,Roy T. Cook

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444334646

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 213

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The Art of Comics is the first-ever collection of essays published in English devoted to the philosophical topics raised by comics and graphic novels. In an area of growing philosophical interest, this volume constitutes a great leap forward in the development of this fast expanding field, and makes a powerful contribution to the philosophy of art. The first-ever anthology to address the philosophical issues raised by the art of comics Provides an extensive and thorough introduction to the field, and to comics more generally Responds to the increasing philosophical interest in comic art Includes a preface by the renowned comics author Warren Ellis Many of the chapters are illustrated, and the book carries a stunning cover by the rising young comics star David Heatley
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Philosophy of Technology

The Technological Condition: An Anthology

Author: Robert C. Scharff,Val Dusek

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118722728

Category: Science

Page: 720

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The new edition of this authoritative introduction to the philosophy of technology includes recent developments in the subject, while retaining the range and depth of its selection of seminal contributions and its much-admired editorial commentary. Remains the most comprehensive anthology on the philosophy of technology available Includes editors’ insightful section introductions and critical summaries for each selection Revised and updated to reflect the latest developments in the field Combines difficult to find seminal essays with a judicious selection of contemporary material Examines the relationship between technology and the understanding of the nature of science that underlies technology studies
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The Continental Aesthetics Reader

Author: Clive Cazeaux

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351226363

Category: Philosophy

Page: 768

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The Continental Aesthetics Reader brings together classic and contemporary writings on art and aesthetics from the major figures in continental thought. The second edition is clearly divided into seven sections: Nineteenth-Century German Aesthetics Phenomenology and Hermeneutics Marxism and Critical Theory Excess and Affect Embodiment and Technology Poststructuralism and Postmodernism Aesthetic Ontologies. Each section is clearly placed in its historical and philosophical context, and each philosopher has an introduction by Clive Cazeaux. An updated list of readings for this edition includes selections from Agamben, Butler, Guattari, Nancy, Virilio, and ?i?ek. Suggestions for further reading are given, and there is a glossary of over fifty key terms. Ideal for introductory courses in aesthetics, continental philosophy, art, and visual studies, The Continental Aesthetics Reader provides a thorough introduction to some of the most influential writings on art and aesthetics from Kant and Hegel to Badiou and Ranci?.
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A Companion to the Philosophy of Literature

Author: Garry L. Hagberg,Walter Jost

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444315608

Category: Philosophy

Page: 568

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This monumental collection of new and recent essays from an international team of eminent scholars represents the best contemporary critical thinking relating to both literary and philosophical studies of literature. Helpfully groups essays into the field's main sub-categories, among them ‘Relations Between Philosophy and Literature’, ‘Emotional Engagement and the Experience of Reading’, ‘Literature and the Moral Life’, and ‘Literary Language’ Offers a combination of analytical precision and literary richness Represents an unparalleled work of reference for students and specialists alike, ideal for course use
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Philosophy of the Arts

An Introduction to Aesthetics

Author: Gordon Graham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134563671

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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A new edition of this bestselling introduction to aesthetics and the philosophy of art. Includes new sections on digital music and environmental aesthetics. All other chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated.
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European Aesthetics

A Critical Introduction from Kant to Derrida

Author: Robert L. Wicks

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780740778

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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In this seminal study, Robert Wicks provides a sweeping survey of European Aesthetics over the last two hundred years. Presenting the theories of sixteen important continental thinkers including Kant, Nietzsche, Freud, and Derrida, this the only comprehensive study of the evolution of continental thought in this key area of philosophy. Highlighting European ambivalence towards reason in the aftermath of the violence of the French Revolution, Wick shows how each philosopher deals with the tension between the ideals of scientific rationalism on one side and creativity and human instinct on the other. Should art be evaluated objectively in terms of its form and dimensions, or should we value it because of how it makes us feel? With a colour plate section and written in a lively but objective tone, this book will prove essential for students in Philosophy, Art, and English Literature.
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The Bloomsbury Anthology of Aesthetics

Author: Joseph J. Tanke,Colin McQuillan

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441138269

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 640

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Drawing from ancient, medieval, modern, and contemporary sources, this textbook offers a comprehensive and systematic historical overview of aesthetic theory.
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A Companion to Aesthetics

Author: Stephen Davies,Kathleen Marie Higgins,Robert Hopkins,Robert Stecker,David E. Cooper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444310429

Category: Philosophy

Page: 640

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In this extensively revised and updated edition, 168 alphabetically arranged articles provide comprehensive treatment of the main topics and writers in this area of aesthetics. Written by prominent scholars covering a wide-range of key topics in aesthetics and the philosophy of art Features revised and expanded entries from the first edition, as well as new chapters on recent developments in aesthetics and a larger number of essays on non-Western thought about art Unique to this edition are six overview essays on the history of aesthetics in the West from antiquity to modern times
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The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics

Author: Berys Gaut,Dominic Lopes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136697144

Category: Philosophy

Page: 704

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The third edition of the acclaimed Routledge Companion to Aesthetics contains over sixty chapters written by leading international scholars covering all aspects of aesthetics. This companion opens with an historical overview of aesthetics including entries on Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Adorno, Benjamin, Foucault, Goodman, and Wollheim. The second part covers the central concepts and theories of aesthetics, including the definitions of art, taste, the value of art, beauty, imagination, fiction, narrative, metaphor and pictorial representation. Part three is devoted to issues and challenges in aesthetics, including art and ethics, art and religion, creativity, environmental aesthetics and feminist aesthetics. The final part addresses the individual arts, including music, photography, film, videogames, literature, theater, dance, architecture and design. With ten new entries, and revisions and updated suggestions for further reading throughout, The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics is essential for anyone interested in aesthetics, art, literature, and visual studies.
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Aesthetics

Author: Patrick Maynard

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780192892751

Category: Philosophy

Page: 418

View: 1953

Combining classic accounts of the nature of aesthetics with the latest approaches, Aesthetics focuses on why art and the aesthetic matter to us, and how perceivers participate in - and contribute to - the experience of art appreciation.
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Arguing about Art

Contemporary Philosophical Debates

Author: Alex Neill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 041542450X

Category: Art

Page: 485

View: 6084

This acclaimed and accessible anthology is ideal for newcomers to aesthetics or philosophy. The authors introduce a wide range of discussions including sentimentality, feminism and aesthetics, appreciation, understanding and nature.
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Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art

An Introduction

Author: Robert Stecker

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442201282

Category: Philosophy

Page: 328

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Praised in its original edition for its up-to-date, rigorous presentation of current debates and for the clarity of its presentation, Robert Stecker's new edition of Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art preserves the major themes and conclusions of the original, while expanding its content, providing new features, and enhancing accessibility. Described as a 'remarkably unified introduction to many contemporary debates in aesthetics and the philosophy of art,' Stecker specializes in sympathetically laying bear the play of argument that emerges as competing views on a topic engage each other.
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The Aesthetic Brain

How We Evolved to Desire Beauty and Enjoy Art

Author: Anjan Chatterjee

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199811806

Category: Psychology

Page: 217

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The Aesthetic Brain takes the reader on a wide-ranging journey addressing fundamental questions about aesthetics and art. Using neuroscience and evolutionary psychology, Chatterjee shows how beauty, pleasure, and art are grounded biologically, and offers explanations for why beauty, pleasure, and art exist at all.
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What is this thing called Ethics?

Author: Christopher Bennett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135055785

Category: Philosophy

Page: 196

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What is morality? How do we define what is right and wrong? How does moral theory help us deal with ethical issues in the world around us? This second edition provides an engaging and stimulating introduction to philosophical thinking about morality. Christopher Bennett provides the reader with accessible examples of contemporary and relevant ethical problems, before looking at the main theoretical approaches and key philosophers associated with them. Topics covered include: life and death issues such as abortion and global poverty; the meaning of life; whether life is sacred and which lives matter; major moral theories such as utilitarianism, Kantian ethics and virtue ethics; critiques of morality from Marx and Nietzsche. What is this Thing Called Ethics? has been thoroughly revised and updated throughout, with a new final chapter on meta-ethics. With boxed case studies, discussion questions and further reading included within each chapter this textbook is the ideal introduction to ethics for philosophy students coming to the subject for the first time.
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The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics

Author: Jerrold Levinson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199279456

Category: Art

Page: 821

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'The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics' has assembled 48 brand-new essays, making this a comprehensive guide available to the theory, application, history, and future of the field.
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