Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art: An Introduction (Elements of Philosophy 2nd Revised edition)

Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art: An Introduction (Elements of Philosophy 2nd Revised edition)

By: Robert Stecker (author)Paperback

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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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Robert Stecker is professor of philosophy at Central Michigan University.


Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Preface to Second Edition Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 Part I: Aesthetics Chapter 5 Environmental Aesthetics: Natural Beauty Chapter 6 Conceptions of the Aesthetic: Aesthetic Experience Chapter 7 Conceptions of the Aesthetic: Aesthetic Properties Chapter 8 Part II: Philosophy of Art Chapter 9 What is Art? Chapter 10 What Kind of Object is a Work of Art? Chapter 11 Interpretation and the Problem of the Relevant Intention Chapter 12 Representation: Fiction Chapter 13 Representation: Depiction Chapter 14 Expressiveness in Music and Poetry Chapter 15 Artistic Value Chapter 16 Interaction: Ethical, Aesthetic and Artistic Value Chapter 17 The Value of Architecture Chapter 18 Conclusion Chapter 19 References Chapter 20 Index

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  • publication date: 16/02/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780742564114
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 328
  • ID: 9780742564114
  • weight: 499
  • ISBN10: 0742564118
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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