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Aesthetics

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  • Consequences of Enlightenmentby Anthony J. Cascardi

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 44.00

    Leading critic explores the link between politics, philosophy and aesthetics in a range of important thinkers. more...

  • Philosophy of the Artsby Gordon Graham

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 45.95

    Philosophy of the Arts presents a comprehensive and accessible introduction to those coming to aesthetics and the philosophy of art for the first time. The third edition is greatly enhanced by new sections on art and beauty, modern art, Aristotle and katharsis, and Hegel. Each chapter has been thoroughly revised with fresh material and extended... more...

  • The New Aestheticismby John J. Joughin

    Manchester University Press 2003; US$ 74.95

    Introduces the idea of a new aestheticism - "new" in that it identifies a turn taken by contemporary thinkers towards the idea that focusing on the specifically aesthetic impact of a work of art or literature has the potential to open different ways of thinking about identity, politics and culture. more...

  • 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...

  • Merit, Aesthetic and Ethicalby Marcia Muelder Eaton

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 144.99

    To "look good" and to "be good" have traditionally been considered two very different notions. Indeed, philosophers have seen aesthetic and ethical values as fundamentally separate. Now, at the crossroads of a new wave of aesthetic theory, Marcia Muelder Eaton introduces this groundbreaking work, in which a bold new concept of merit where being good... more...

  • Blackwell Guide to Aestheticsby Peter Kivy

    Wiley 2008; US$ 150.95

    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 in Progressby Maarten Doorman

    Amsterdam University Press 2003; US$ 40.50

    A philosophical essay in support of the argument that progress in art is both possible and necessary. more...

  • Art and Ethical Criticismby Garry L. Hagberg

    Wiley 2009; US$ 121.95

    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... more...

  • The Century of Tasteby George Dickie

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 134.99

    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$ 45.00

    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...