Reading Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art
Selected Texts with Interactive Commentary
By (author) Christopher Janaway
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Reading Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art by Christopher Janaway
Book DescriptionDesigned for readers with no or little prior knowledge of the subject, this concise anthology brings together key texts in aesthetics and the philosophy of art. This title is designed for readers with no or little prior knowledge of the subject. It presents two contrasting pieces on each of six topics. Its texts range from Plato's famous critique of art in the "Republic" through Nietzsche's "The Birth of Tragedy" to Barthes' "The Death of the Author" and pieces in recent philosophical aesthetics from a number of traditions. Its interactive editorial commentary helps readers to engage with the philosophical train of thought. It explains the argumentative and historical context in which each piece was written. It includes questions for debate and suggestions for further reading.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405118088
(244mm x 170mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Christopher Janaway
Christopher Janaway is Professor of Philosophy at University of Southampton. His recent publications include Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction (2002) and Reading Philosophy: Selected Texts with a Method for Beginners (co-edited with Samuel Guttenplan and Jennifer Hornsby, Blackwell, 2003).
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