Philosophy of the Arts

Philosophy of the Arts : An Introduction to Aesthetics

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A new edition of this bestselling introduction to aesthetics and the philosophy of art. Includes new sections on digital music and environmental aesthetics. All other chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 17.02mm | 590g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 0415235634
  • 9780415235631

Table of contents

1. Art and Pleasure: incl. Hume, Mill, Kant, Gadamer 2. Art and Emotion: Tolstoy, Croce, Collingwood 3. Art and Understanding 4. Music and meaning: incl. the implications of digital technology 5. From Painting to Film 6. Poetry and Paraphrase 7. Architecture as an Art 8. Evaluation and the Aesthetics of Nature 9. Theories of Art: incl. Marxism, Lukacs, Levi-Strauss, Derrida
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"Straightforward, wide-ranging and above all engaged, Gordon Graham's discussion of important theories of the value of art, conducted with close attention to particular artforms, will be found highly useful by beginners in aesthetics."
-Jerrold Levinson, University of Maryland.
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About Gordon Graham

GORDON GRAHAM is Regius Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen.
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