Introduction to Aesthetics

Introduction to Aesthetics : An Analytic Approach

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This book is an introduction to aesthetics, from the perspective of analytic philosophy. It traces aesthetics from its ancient beginnings through the changes it underwent in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and the first half of the twentieth century. The responses in the 1960s of the cultural theories to these earlier developments are discussed in detail. Five traditional art evaluational theories, Beardsley's and Goodman's evaluational theories, and the author's own evaluational theory are presented. Four miscellaneous topics are discussed - internationalist criticism, symbolism, metaphor, and more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 165.1 x 238.76 x 33.02mm | 294.83g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195113047
  • 9780195113044
  • 704,821

About George Dickie

George Dickie is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at University of Illinois, Chicago. He is the author of The Century of Taste (OUP, 1996), Aesthetics: A Critical Anthology, Second Edition (co-editor, 1989), Evaluating Art (1988), The Art Circle: A Theory of Art (1984), and Art and the Aesthetic (1974).show more

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sharp writing, intelligent organization, and high standards of argumentation. Theodore Grayck, The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Winter 99 (57:1)show more

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