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- Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
- Format: Hardback | 344 pages
- Dimensions: 138mm x 218mm x 24mm | 540g
- Publication date: 7 August 2012
- Publication City/Country: Basingstoke
- ISBN 10: 0230251684
- ISBN 13: 9780230251687
- Edition statement: New.
- Illustrations note: 6 halftones, 3 figures, 3 black & white line drawings
Scruton's Aesthetics is a comprehensive critical evaluation of one of the major aestheticians of our age. The opening chapter by Roger Scruton is followed by fourteen essays from leading names in aesthetics from across the globe. The book showcases the best recent work dedicated to assessing the impact and significance of Scruton's aesthetics. The contributors offer critical analysis of his vast body of work, to which Scruton himself replies in a final chapter.
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ANDY HAMILTON is Reader inPhilosophy at Durham University, UK. His publications include Aesthetics and Music (2007), Lee Konitz: Conversations on the Improviser's Art (2007), The Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Wittgenstein and On Certainty (forthcoming) and many articles in aesthetics and philosophy of mind. NICK ZANGWILL is Professor in Philosophy at the University of Durham, UK. He is the author of The Metaphysics of Beauty (2001)and Aesthetic Creation (2007).
Table of contents
Preface Notes on Contributors Summary of the Chapters Introduction Working Towards Art; R.Scruton Scruton's Musical Experiences; N.Zangwill Scruton's Theory of 'Hearing As' and Musical Metaphor; M.Spitzer Scruton on Hearing the Musician; R.Van Gerwen Scruton and Wittgenstein on Musical Expression; F.Knappik Scruton, Representation, and the Philosophy of Opera; D.B.Gallagher Eros and the Redemption of the Gods; S-J.Leslie Roger Scruton's 'Photography and Representation'; J.Friday Fantasy, Imagination and Film; K.Stock Scruton on Architecture; G.Graham The Autonomy of Architecture; A.Hamilton Against Neatness; and the Neateners who would Neaten Us; E.Winters Imagination, Expressiveness, and Expression in the Case of Wine; C.Todd Who's Afraid of Roger Scruton?; C.Stevens The Disintegration of Aesthetics; P.Lamarque A Guarded Response; R.Scruton List of Books Published by Roger Scruton Index