Contemporary Debates in Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art
Edited by Matthew Kieran
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Contemporary Debates in Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art by Matthew Kieran
Book Description"Contemporary Debates in Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art" features pairs of newly commissioned essays by some of the leading theorists working in the field today. This title brings together fresh debates on eleven of the most controversial issues in aesthetics and the philosophy of art. Topics addressed in this title include the nature of beauty, aesthetic experience, artistic value, and the nature of our emotional responses to art. Each question is treated by a pair of opposing essays written by eminent scholars, and especially commissioned for the volume. Lively debate format sharply defines the issues, and paves the way for further discussion. This title will serve as an accessible introduction to the major topics in aesthetics, while also capturing the imagination of professional philosophers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405102391
(261mm x 188mm x 34mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Brings together fresh debates on eleven of the most controversial issues in aesthetics and the philosophy of art. Topics addressed include the nature of beauty, aesthetic experience, artistic value, and the nature of our emotional responses to art.
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Author Biography - Matthew Kieran
Matthew Kieran is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Leeds. He is author of Media Ethics: A Philosophical Approach (1997) and Revealing Art (2005), and editor of Media Ethics (1998) and Imagination, Philosophy and the Arts (with Dominic Lopes, 2003).
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