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The British aesthetic tradition : from Shaftesbury to Wittgenstein

Author: Timothy M Costelloe
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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"This is the first single volume to offer a comprehensive and systematic account of British and American aesthetics from the early eighteenth century to the late twentieth century"--
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy M Costelloe
ISBN: 9780521518307 052151830X 9780521734486 0521734487
OCLC Number: 798437803
Description: x, 350 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: a brief history of 'aesthetics' --
Part I. The Age of Taste --
1. Internal sense theorists --
2. Imagination theorists --
3. Associationist theorists --
Part II. The Age of Romanticism --
4. The picturesque --
5. Wordsworth and the early Romantics --
6. Victorian criticism --
Part III. The Age of Analysis --
7. Theories of expression --
8. Wittgenstein and afterwards.
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"Costelloe's fine book splendidly refutes the alleged 'dreariness' of aesthetics. Uniquely, it welds the reflections of both artists and philosophers into a single continuous narrative, incorporating Read more...

 
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