Guide to Aesthetics
Written in clear and accessible prose by an assembly of some of the most distinguished philosophers of art, these essays develop the themes, discuss the problems, and evaluate the arguments of the main topics in the field.
A resource for students and scholars alike, this book provides a guide to the central, traditional questions as well as the cutting edge issues in aesthetics today.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Aesthetics Today: Peter Kivy (Rutgers University)
Part I: The Core Issues: 1. The Origins of Modern Aesthetics: 1711-1735: Paul Guyer (University of Pennsylvania) 2. Defining Art: Intension and Extension: George Dickie (University of Illinois, Chicago) 3. Art and the Aesthetic: Marcia Muelder Eaton (University of Minnesota) 4. The Ontology of Art: Amie L. Thomasson (University of Miami) 5. Evaluating Art: Alan Goldman (College of William & Mary) 6. Interpretation in Aesthetics: Laurent Stern (Rutgers University) 7. Art and the Moral Realm: Noel Carroll (University of Wisconsin - Madison) 8. Beauty and the Critic's Judgment: Remapping Aesthetics: Mary Mothersill (Barnard College) 9. The Philosophy of Taste: Thoughts on the Idea: Ted Cohen (University of Chicago) 10. The Emotions in Art: Jenefer Robinson (University of Cincinnati)
Part II: The Arts and Other Matters: 11. The Philosophy of Literature: Pleasure Restored: Peter Lamarque (University of York) and Stein Haugom Olsen (Lingnan University) 12. The Philosophy of the Visual Arts: Perceiving Pictures: Joseph Margolis (Temple University) 13. The Philosophy of the Movies: Cinematic Narration: Berys Gaut (University of St. Andrews) 14. The Philosophy of Music: Formalism and Beyond: Philip Alperson (Temple University) 15. The Philosophy of Dance: Bodies in Motion, Bodies at Rest: Francis Sparshott (University of Toronto) 16. Tragedy: Susan Feagin (Temple University) 17. The Aesthetics of Nature and the Environment: Donald Crawford (University of California, Santa Barbara) 18. Art and the Aesthetic: The Religious Dimension: Nicholas Woltersdorff (Yale University).