First published in 1949. This title provides an introduction into the subject of aesthetics, and the problems associated with it. Aesthetics is not strictly a criterion or rule for production or appreciation, and cannot directly alter our aesthetic experiences, but only helps us to understand them. An Introduction to Aesthetics explores this theory, and will be of interest to students of both art and philosophy.
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
This set reissues 6 books on aesthetics originally published between 1933 and 1991. The volumes provide a clear introduction to classic philosophical accounts of art and beauty, as well as exploring the significance of aesthetics in more recent developments in philosophy.