Aesthetics The Big Questions

ISBN-10: 0631205942
ISBN-13: 9780631205944
Edition: 1998
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List price: $68.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/9/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 380
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

This collection of essays assembles classic and contemporary texts to present both the tradition of aesthetic theory and the kinds of questions and challenges that it confronts today, both from other cultural traditions and from theoretical movements.

What is Art?
Preface
The Live Creature
The Artworld
Crafty Women and the Hierarchy of the Arts
Zen and the Art of Tea
Dressing Down Dressing Up: The Philosophic Fear of Fashion
Experience and Appreciation
How Do We Encounter Art?
Preface
A Contested Term
What is "Aesthetic"?
The Aesthetic Attitude
Locating the Aesthetic
From Truth and Method
How is Art Presented to the Public?
Artistic Dropouts
Museums: From Object to Experience
The MoMA's Hot Mamas
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Aesthetic Evaluation: Who Decides?
Preface
Of the Standard of Taste
From Distinction
Disinterestedness and Political Art
High and Low Thinking About High and Low Art
Can We Learn from Art?
Preface
From The Republic
The Sovereignty of Good
From Love's Knowledge
Carnage and Glory, Legends and Lies
Paintings and Their Places
Tragedy, Sublimity, Horror
Why Do We Enjoy Painful Experiences in Art?
Preface
Tragedy
From the Poetics
From The Birth of Tragedy
Sublimity
Descent into the Maelstrom
From A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful
From The Critique of Judgement
Horror
From The Philosophy of Horror
Realist Horror
Where is the Artist in the Work of Art?
Preface
Genius and Creativity
From Critique of Judgement
Gender and Genius
Interpreting the Artist in Society
What is an Author?
Truth and other Cultures
Musical Thinking and Thinking About Music

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