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Aesthetics : the big questions

Author: Carolyn Korsmeyer
Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 1998.
Series: Philosophy, the big questions.
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"Philosophers have considered questions raised by the nature of art, of beauty, and critical appreciation since ancient times, and the discipline of aesthetics has a long tradition that stretches from Plato to the present. Aesthetics has also been the subject of a number of theoretical challenges that investigate the conceptual frameworks customarily assumed by theories of art. This collection of essays assembles  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Korsmeyer
ISBN: 0631205934 9780631205937 0631205942 9780631205944
OCLC Number: 38024124
Description: xi, 366 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part I. What is Art? --
Part II. Experience and Appreciation: How Do We Encounter Art? --
Part III. Aesthetic Evaluation: Who Decides? --
Part IV. Can We Learn from Art? --
Part V. Tragedy, Sublimity, Horror: Why Do We Enjoy Painful Experiences in Art? --
Part VI. Where is the Artist in the Work of Art?.
Series Title: Philosophy, the big questions.
Responsibility: edited by Carolyn Korsmeyer.

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"An anthology that paired the strongest evidence in favor of the tradition with the strongest evidence against it would have obvious appeal for many teachers of aesthetics, especially those of us who Read more...

 
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