This book provides an introduction into the subject of aesthetics and the problems associated with it. It emphasizes that aesthetics is not strictly a criterion or rule for production or appreciation. The book will be of interest to students of both art and philosophy.
Table of Contents
1. The Subject of Aesthetics 2. Good and Bad Taste 3. What is Signified by Beauty? 4. Formal and Representative Art 5. Kinds of Beauty 6. Expression 7. Emotion 8. Didactic and Protreptic Art 9. The Tasks of Criticism 10. The Genesis of Aesthetic Expressions 11. Art, Sympathy and Imagination 12. Self-Criticism (I) 13. Self-Criticism (II) 14. Classical and Romantic Criticism 15. Form and Subject in Poetry 16. Conclusion; Appendix A; Appendix B; Appendix C; Appendix D
E. F. Carritt