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Pleasure, Preference and Value : Studies in philosophical aesthetics - Schaper

Pleasure, Preference and Value

Studies in philosophical aesthetics

By: Schaper

Paperback Published: 1st June 1987
ISBN: 9780521349673
Number Of Pages: 188

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Philosophical aesthetics is an area in which many strands of contemporary philosophical thinking meet. The contributors to this volume are aware of the wider logical, epistemological, moral and metaphysical implications raised by conceptual problems specific to aesthetics. Three themes recur and are taken up from different angles in several of the papers: pleasure - its nature and role in the experience of art and beauty; preference - figuring prominently in aesthetic appraising, appreciating and judging; and value - aesthetic value in particular, and the status of value in general. As these themes interweave, the complexities of aesthetics bring into focus some of the central issues in the philosophy of mind. The authors argue their cases with professional expertise and perceptive understanding of the arts, making significant and original contributions. This book should be of interest not only to philosophers but also to the readers who know, care and theorise about the arts. All the essays were commissioned for this volume, which is part of an informal series of books emerging from meetings sponsored by the Thyssen Foundation.

Aesthetic value, objectivity and the fabric of the world
The possibility of aesthetic realism
The pleasures of taste
The communicability of feeling
Solid joys or fading pleasures
Beauty and attachment
Belief and sincerity in poetry
Autobiography and philosophical perplexity
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ISBN: 9780521349673
ISBN-10: 0521349672
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 1st June 1987
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.09
Weight (kg): 0.28