1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics

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ISBN 9780415207379
Published November 29, 2000 by Routledge
600 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Table of Contents

1. Plato Christopher Janaway  2. Aristotle Nickolas Pappas  3. Medieval Aesthetics Joseph Margolis 4. Empiricism: Hutcheson and Hume James Shelley  5. Kant Donald W. Crawford 6. Hegel Michael Inwood ; 7. Nietzsche Ruben Berrios and Aaron Ridley  8. Formalism Noel Carroll  9. Pragmatism Richard Shusterman  10. Heidegger Simon Glendinning  11. Expressivism: Croce and Collingwood Gordon Graham  12. Sibley Colin Lyas  13. Foucault Robert Wicks  14. Postmodernism: Barthes and Derrida David Novitz  15. Definitions of Art Stephen Davies  16. The Aesthetic Alan Goldman  17. Taste Carolyn Korsmeyer  18. Aesthetic Universals Denis Dutton  19. Value of Art Mathew Kieran  20. Beauty Jennifer Anne McMahon  21. Interpretation Robert Stecker  22. Imagination and Make-believe Gregory Currie  23. Fiction David Davies  24. Narrative Paisley Livingston  25. Metaphor Garry L. Hagberg  26. Pictorial Representation Mark Rollins  27. Criticism Roger Seamon  28. Art and Knowledge Eileen John  29. Art and Ethics Berys Gaut  30. Art, Expression, and Emotion Derek Matravers  31. Tragedy Alex Neill  32. Humor Ted Cohen  33. Authenticity in Performance James O. Young  34. Fakes and Forgeries Nan Stalnaker  35. High Art Versus Low Art John A. Fisher  36. Environmental Aesthetics Allen Carlson  37. Feminist Aesthetics Sarah Worth  38.  Literature Peter Lamarque  39. Film Murray Smith  40. Photography Patrick Maynard  41.

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Reviews of the first edition:

‘This is an immensely useful book that belongs in every college library and on the bookshelves of all serious students of aesthetics.’ Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism

‘The succinctness and clarity of the essays will make this a source that individuals not familiar with aesthetics will find extremely helpful.’ The Philosophical Quarterly

‘An outstanding resource in aesthetics…this text will not only serve as a handy reference source for students and faculty alike, but it could also be used as a text for a course in the philosophy of art.’ Sondra Bacharach, Australasian Journal of Philosophy

‘Attests to the richness of modern aesthetics…the essays in central topics – many of which are written by well-known figures – succeed in being informative, balanced and intelligent without being too difficult.’ British Journal of Aesthetics

'This handsome reference volume. . .belongs in every library.' Choice

'The Routledge Companions to Philosophy have proved to be a useful series of high quality surveys of major philosophical topics and this volume is worthy enough to sit with the others on a reference library shelf.' - Philosophy and Religion

‘The sheer eclecticism of this work – the variety of content, method, outlook and sensibility – shows the vigour and vitality that aesthetics as a branch of modern philosophy has come to assume in the last two or three decades. Its compilation is a real achievement, and it will appeal to a very wise range of readers. Some of these essays are, and will remain, classics of their kind.’ Richard Wollheim