Aesthetics: A Comprehensive Anthology / Edition 1

Aesthetics: A Comprehensive Anthology / Edition 1

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by Steven M. Cahn
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405154357

ISBN-13: 9781405154352

Pub. Date: 10/05/2007

Publisher: Wiley

From Plato's Ion to works by contemporary philosophers, this anthology showcases classic texts to illuminate the development of philosophical thought about art and the aesthetic. This volume is the most comprehensive collection of readings on aesthetics and the philosophy of art currently available.

  • Brings together the most significant writings

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Overview

From Plato's Ion to works by contemporary philosophers, this anthology showcases classic texts to illuminate the development of philosophical thought about art and the aesthetic. This volume is the most comprehensive collection of readings on aesthetics and the philosophy of art currently available.

  • Brings together the most significant writings in aesthetics and philosophy of art from the past 2500 years
  • Each section includes a useful introductory essay which provides an overview of developments in the field
  • Broken down into three sections: Historical Sources, Modern Theories, and Contemporary Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art
  • Thorough, systematic, and flexible, including two alternative tables of contents (historical and topical); an ideal textbook and guide to the field

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405154352
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/05/2007
Series:
Blackwell Philosophy Anthologies Series, #13
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
704
Sales rank:
217,703
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Aesthetics: Classic and Contemporary Readings.

Edited by Cahn and Meskin.

Preface.

Part I: Historical Sources.

1. The Modern System of the Arts: Paul Oskar Kristeller.

2. Ion: Plato.

3. The Republic: Plato.

4. Symposium: Plato.

5. Poetics: Aristotle.

6. Ennead I, vi: Plotinus.

7. Of Music: St. Augustine.

8. On the Reduction of the Arts to Theology: St. Bonaventure.

9. Characteristics of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times: Third Earl of Shaftesbury.

10. Inquiry into the Origins of our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue: Francis Hutcheson.

11. Of the Standard of Taste: David Hume.

12. Philosophical Inquiry into the Origin of our Ideas on the Sublime and the Beautiful: Sir Edmund Burke.

13. Laocoon: Gotthold Lesing.

14. Critique of Judgment: Immanuel Kant.

Part II: Modern Theories.

15. Introduction to Modern Theories: Christopher Janaway.

16. Letter of an Aesthetic Education of Man: Friedrich Schiller.

17. Philosophy of Art: Friedrich J.W. Schelling.

18. The Philosophy of Fine Art: Georg W.F. Hegel.

19. The World as Will and Representation: Arthur Schopenhauer.

20. The Beautiful in Music: Eduard Hanslick.

21. The Birth of Tragedy: Friedrich Nietzsche.

22. What is Art?: Leo Tolstoy.

23. ‘Psychical Distance’ as a Factor in Art and as an Aesthetic Principle: Edward Bullough.

24. Art: Clive Bell.

25. Aesthetics: Benedetto Croce.

26. The Principles of Art: R.G. Collingwood.

27. Art as Experience: John Dewey.

28. Feeling and Form: Susanne Langer.

29. The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Walter Benjamin.

30. The Origin of the Work of Art: Martin Heidegger.

31. Aesthetic Theory: Theodor Adorno.

32. Truth and Method: Hans-Georg Gadamer.

Part III: Contemporary Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art.

33. Introduction to Contemporary Aesthetics: Susan Feagin and Aaron Meskin.

34. Aesthetic Problems of Modern Philosophy: Stanley Cavell.

35. The Role of Theory in Aesthetics: Morris Weitz.

36. The Artworld: Arthur Danto.

37. What is Art? An Institutional Analysis: George Dickie.

38. When is Art?: Nelson Goodman.

39. Identifying Art: Noel Carroll.

40. The Myth of the Aesthetic Attitude: George Dickie.

41. Art and its Objects: Richard Wollheim.

42. What a Musical Work Is: Jerrold Levinson.

43. Aesthetic Concepts: Frank Sibley.

44. Beauty Restored: Mary Mothersill.

45. Categories of Art: Kendall Walton.

46. Appreciation and the Natural Environment: Allen Carlson.

47. The Intentional Fallacy: W.K. Wimsatt and Monroe Beardsley.

48. The Postulated Author: Critical Monism as a Regulative Ideal: Alexander Nehamas.

49. Art Intention and Conversation: Noel Carroll.

50. The Ethical Criticism of Art: Berys Gaut.

51. Expressive Properties of Art: Guy Sircello.

52. Style and Personality in the Literary Work: Jenefer Robinson.

53. Emotions in the Music: Peter Kivy.

54. Fearing Fictions: Kendall Walton.

55. Oppressive Texts, Resisting Readers and the Gendered Spectator: Mary Devereaux

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HotNerdMD More than 1 year ago
"Aesthetics: a Comprehensive Book" was a required text book for an Aesthetics class I am taking. Cahn includes a variety of readings ranging from ancient philosophers Plato and Artistotle through to modern philosophers. Cahn offers a variety of approaches and arguments to study in "Aestheics." As I am taking an introductory course, I find this text is not an accessible text for most classmates. Many students struggle to read a majority of the text and there are a few that do not comprehend at all. I wished there were articles provided that were written in more "common" terms. Or perhaps the text could offer an aside with an elementary explanation of the philosophy. A good text for a more advanced student of Aesthetics.