Philosophy of the Arts

Philosophy of the Arts : An Introduction to Aesthetics

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Written in untechnical style, this text is for students of music, art history, and literature as well as of philosophy. It looks at all the arts, such as film, music, fiction, poetry and architecture. The text examines what the special "value" of art is, rather than what art "is". It discusses the philosophical theories of Hume, Mill, Kant, Habermas and Collingwood; the objections of Althusser, Lukacs, Levi-Strauss, Derrida; and concludes with Hegel and Schopenhauer.
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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 156mm | 363g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 2nd ed.
  • 0415166888
  • 9780415166881

Table of contents

Introduction, 1. Art and Pleasure, 2. Art and Emotion, 3. Art and Understanding, 4. Music and Meaning, 5. From Painting to Film, 6. Poetry and Paraphrase, 7. Architecture as an Art, 8. Theories of Art
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