1st Edition

Aesthetic Experience

Edited By Richard Shusterman, Adele Tomlin Copyright 2008
    206 Pages
    by Routledge

    208 Pages
    by Routledge

    In this volume, a team of internationally respected contributors theorize the concept of aesthetic experience and its value. Exposing and expanding our restricted cultural and intellectual presuppositions of what constitutes aesthetic experience, the book aims to re-explore and affirm the place of aesthetic experience--in its evaluative, phenomenological and transformational sense--not only in relation to art and artists but to our inner and spiritual lives.


    Introduction: Contemplating the Undefinable

    Adele Tomlin

    Experience and the Nature of the Aesthetic


    1. Aesthetic Essence

    Malcolm Budd


    2. The Aesthetic: From Experience to Art

    Paul Crowther


    3. The Dialectic of Aesthetics: the New Strife between Philosophy and Art

    Christophe Menke


    4. Experiential Theories of Aesthetic Value

    Gary Iseminger


    The Value and Scope of Aesthetic Experience


    5. The Aesthetic: From Analysis to Eros

    Richard Shusterman


    6. On the Scope of Aesthetic Experience

    Martin Seel


    7. Refined Emotion in Aesthetic Experience

    Kathleen Higgins


    8. Taste, Food and the Limits of Pleasure

    Carolyn Korsmeyer

    Aesthetic Experience, Artists, and Philosophies of Art


    9. Aesthetic Experience, Art and Artists

    Noel Carroll


    10. Between Being and Doing: Aesthetics at the Crossroads

    Jean-Pierre Cometti


    11. Schopenhauer and the Foundations of Aesthetic Experience

    Alex Neill


    Richard Schusterman is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Temple University, USA.

    Adele Tomlin is Graduate Tutor at Kings College London and Visiting Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire, UK.