New Waves In Aesthetics is a collection of essays by leading young scholars on central issues in analytic aesthetics. Many of the topics taken up in the collection are familiar – including aesthetic judgment, aesthetic properties, the ontology of art, theories of art, metaphor, imagination, expressions, creativity and fiction. But the treatment of these topics is new, enriched by knowledge of the history of aesthetics, recent developments in the art world, and recent debates in other areas of philosophy and the humanities in general, as well as in cognitive science. Other topics in the collection may be less familiar, either because they draw our attention to oft-ignored aspects of art and aesthetic experience, such as the personification of art, or because they advocate revision of a widely accepted view – say, of the relation between the work of Kant and Arthur Danto. Overall, the diversity and rigour of the collection reflects the current liveliness, and confirms the bright future of analytic aesthetics.
Palgrave Macmillan; August 2008
- ISBN 9780230227453
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- Title: New Waves in Aesthetics
- Author: Stock, Kathleen, Dr (ed.); Thomson-Jones, Katherine, Dr (ed.)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
About The Author
KATHLEEN STOCK is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Sussex, UK. Her areas of research interest include the imagination and its relation to fiction, and definitions of art. She has published several articles in each of these areas, and is writing a book about imagination and fiction.
KATHERINE THOMSON-JONES is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Oberlin College, USA. Her research interests include film, art and ethics, and emotion theory, and she has published several articles in these areas. She is currently writing an introductory text on the philosophy of film.