Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art: An Introduction (Elements of Philosophy)

Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art: An Introduction (Elements of Philosophy)

By: Robert Stecker (author)Paperback

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Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art is an essential introduction to some of the central topics and approaches being debated in contemporary aesthetics and philosophy of art. By taking a stand on each of the issues addressed and arguing for certain resolutions and against others, the text does not simply present a controversy in its current state of play, but instead helps to advance it toward a solution.

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Robert Stecker is professor of philosophy at Central Michigan University.


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

Product Details

  • publication date: 25/02/2005
  • ISBN13: 9780742514614
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9780742514614
  • weight: 345
  • ISBN10: 0742514617

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