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Aesthetics : Fundamentals of Philosophy - Colin Lyas


Fundamentals of Philosophy

Paperback Published: 28th May 1997
ISBN: 9781857285802
Number Of Pages: 256

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This book presents an up-to-date introduction to the subject that captures the excitement and passion of art itself. It opens by exploring why art is important to us and goes on to grip the reader with a discussion of all of the areas central to aesthetics: aesthetic experience, representation, expression, definition of art, evaluation, interpretation, structuralism and post-structuralism, truth and morality. It draws upon the great thinkers on art, Plato and Kant, Croce and Beardsley, including the most recent iconoclastic views from the Continent of Barthes and Derrida, and invests the whole narrative with life through traditional and topical examples taken from all types of human creativity.

Stories: nature's mirror - imitation, representation and imagination
Anglo-Kantian attitudes
""Ne'er so well expressed""
Tales from the Vienna woods - Wittgenstein and after
After the Holocaust - Adorno's challenge and Beuys' answer
Problems: the proof of the pudding: subjectivism confronted
The empty tomb - authors and meaning
Helen Schlegel's Beethoven - morals and truths
Conclusions - the point of it all
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ISBN: 9781857285802
ISBN-10: 1857285808
Series: Fundamentals of Philosophy
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 28th May 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1

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