The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics

The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics

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The Oxford Handbooks series is a major new initiative in academic publishing. Each volume offers an authoritative and up-to-date survey of original research in a particular subject area. Specially commissioned essays from leading figures in the discipline give critical examinations of the progress and direction of debates. Oxford Handbooks provide scholars and graduate students with compelling new perspectives upon a wide range of subjects in the
humanities and social sciences.
The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics brings the authority, liveliness, and multi-disciplinary scope of the Handbook series to the area where philosophy meets the arts. Jerrold Levinson has assembled a hugely impressive range of talent to contribute 48 brand-new essays, making this the most comprehensive guide available to the theory, application, history, and future of the field. This Handbook will be invaluable to academics and students across philosophy and all branches of the
arts, both as the reference work of choice and as a stimulus to new research and creativity.
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  • Paperback | 838 pages
  • 171 x 245 x 45mm | 1,463g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0199279454
  • 9780199279456
  • 527,346

Table of contents

Preface ; 1. Philosophical Aesthetics: an Overview ; 2. History of Modern Aesthetics ; 3. Aesthetic Realism 1 ; 4. Aesthetic Realism 2 ; 5. Aesthetic Experience ; 6. Beauty ; 7. Aesthetics of Nature ; 8. Definition of Art ; 9. Ontology of Art ; 10. Medium in Art ; 11. Representation in Art ; 12. Expression in Art ; 13. Style in Art ; 14. Creativity in Art ; 15. Authenticity in Art ; 16. Intention in Art ; 17. Interpretation in Art ; 18. Value in Art ; 19. Humour ; 20. Metaphor ; 21. Fiction ; 22. Narrative ; 23. Tragedy ; 24. Art and Emotion ; 25. Art and Knowledge ; 26. Art and Morality ; 27. Art and Politics ; 28. Music ; 29. Painting ; 30. Literature ; 31. Architecture ; 32. Sculpture ; 33. Dance ; 34. Theatre ; 35. Poetry ; 36. Photography ; 37. Film ; 38. Feminist Aesthetics ; 39. Environmental Aesthetics ; 40. Comparative Aesthetics ; 41. Aesthetics and Evolutionary Psychology ; 42. Aesthetics and Cognitive Science ; 43. Aesthetics and Ethics ; 44. Aesthetics of Popular Art ; 45. Aesthetics of the Avant-Garde ; 46. Aesthetics of the Everyday ; 47. Aesthetics and Postmodernism ; 48. Aesthetics and Cultural Studies
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Levinson has achieved his intention to provide a collection from which both the professional philosopher and the enthusiastic non-professional can derive instruction and pleasure. . . . he has brought together many of the key practitioners in the field of philosophical aesthetics and this is reflected in the depth of subjects and the lucid quality of the writing. * British Journal of Aesthetics * This Handbook is a timely response to a growing interest in aesthetics ... it covers a good deal of ground, provides much interesting information and abounds in interesting quotations. * Peter Rickman, Philosophy Now * the philosophy of emotion as a whole is considerably richer as a result of this comprehensive, skilfully edited collection of high-quality philosophical work ... essential reading for those with an interest in the emotions * Michael Brady, British Journal of Aesthetics *
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