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  • Art and Moralityby José Luis Bermúdez; Sebastian Gardner

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Art and Morality is a collection of groundbreaking new papers on the theme of aesthetics and ethics, and the link between the two subjects. A group of distinguished contributors tackle the important questions that arise when one thinks about the moral dimensions of art and the aesthetic dimension of moral life. The volume is a significant contribution... more...

  • The German Aesthetic Traditionby Kai Hammermeister

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 28.00

    This book, first published in 2002, is a systematic overview of German aesthetics from 1750 to the present. more...

  • An Introduction to the Philosophy of Artby Richard Eldridge

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 24.00

    A clear and compact survey of philosophical theories of the nature and significance of art. more...

  • The Blackwell Guide to Aestheticsby Peter Kivy

    Wiley 2009; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Aesthetics in a Multicultural Ageby Emory Elliott

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 72.99

    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$ 144.99

    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...