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Aesthetics

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  • The Routledge Companion to Aestheticsby Berys Gaut; Dominic Lopes

    Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 34.95

    This companion addresses fundamental questions about the nature and value of art in a vibrant growing field within philosophy. This volume should prove invaluable both to curious newcomers and to professionals. more...

  • Aesthetics in a Multicultural Ageby Emory Elliott

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 59.99

    These articles address the relation of the arts and criticism to contemporary social, political, and cultural issues of ethnicity, race, class, and gender in the US. The volume provides an assessment of aesthetic theory and practices within the arts and letters of a multicultural society. more...

  • Merit, Aesthetic and Ethicalby Marcia Muelder Eaton

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 119.99

    To "look good" and to "be good" have traditionally been held to be two very different things. Philosophers have seen aesthetic and ethical values as fundamentally separate. This work introduces a notion of merit in which "being good" and "looking good" are integrated into one. more...

  • A Changing Worldby Felix Kienast; Sucharita Ghosh; Otto Wildi

    Springer 2007; US$ 129.00

    Landscape Research is established as an interdisciplinary field dealing with complex environmental processes at multiple spatial and temporal scales. This book identifies emerging fields and challenges that are discussed within the framework of the "driving forces" of Landscape Development. more...

  • Blackwell Guide to Aestheticsby Peter Kivy

    Wiley 2008; US$ 140.95

    The Blackwell Guide to Aesthetics is the most authoritative survey of the central issues in contemporary aesthetics available. The volume features eighteen newly commissioned papers on the evaluation of art, the interpretation of art, and many other forms of art such as literature, movies, and music. Provides a guide to the central traditional... more...

  • Art and Ethical Criticismby Garry L. Hagberg

    Wiley 2009; US$ 113.95

    Through a series of essays, Art and Ethical Criticism explores the complex relationship between the arts and morality. Reflects the importance of a moral life of engagement with works of art Forms part of the prestigious New Directions in Aesthetics series, which confronts the most intriguing problems in aesthetics and the philosophy of art today... more...

  • The Century of Tasteby George Dickie

    Oxford University Press, USA 1996; US$ 109.99

    The Century of Taste offers an exposition and critical account of the central figures in the early development of the modern philosophy of art. Dickie traces the modern theory of taste from its first formulation by Francis Hutcheson, to blind alleys followed by Alexander Gerard and Archibald Allison, its refinement and complete expression by Hume,... more...

  • New Waves in Aestheticsby Dr Kathleen Stock; Dr Katherine Thomson-Jones

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 43.00

    Leading young scholars present a collection of wide-ranging essays covering central problems in meta-aesthetics and aesthetic issues in the philosophy of mind, as well as offering analyses of key aesthetic concepts, new perspectives on the history of aesthetics, and specialized treatment of individual art forms. more...

  • Diotima's Childrenby Frederick C. Beiser

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 34.99

    Diotima's Children is a re-examination of the rationalist tradition of aesthetics which prevailed in Germany in the late seventeenth and eighteenth century. It is partly an historical survey of the central figures and themes of this tradition But it is also a philosophical defense of some of its leading ideas, viz., that beauty plays an integral... more...

  • Empiricism, Perceptual Knowledge, Normativity, and Realismby Willem A. deVries

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 69.99

    The ten essays in this collection were written to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the lectures which became Wilfrid Sellars's Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind, one of the crowning achievements of 20th-century analytic philosophy. Both appreciative and critical of Sellars's accomplishment, they engage with his treatment of crucial issues... more...