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Aesthetics Classic Readings from the Western Tradition

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ISBN-10: 0534551467

ISBN-13: 9780534551469

Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Dabney Townsend

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This anthology is a collection of basic readings for beginning students, chosen to illustrate the major movements in the history, development and nature of aesthetics. Selections of major importance are drawn from the period of the Greeks to the mid-twentieth century. Every section introduction includes an historical overview of each period, biographical information, and a brief analysis of key concepts. The editor designed this anthology to be of sufficient length for use as the sole text in a one quarter course, yet brief enough to invite the use of additional materials in longer courses.
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Book details

List price: $149.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 4/18/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Classical and Medieval Aesthetics
From Republic, Book X
From Poetics
Ennead One, Sixth Tractate
Retracing the Arts to Theology
Letter Ten
Passages for Discussion
Modern Aesthetics
The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Francis Hutcheson
From An Inquiry into the Original of Our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue
David Hume
Of the Standard of Taste
Immanuel Kant
From Critique of Judgment
Passages for Discussion
The Nineteenth Century
G. W. F. Hegel
From The Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences
Arthur Schopenhauer
From The World as Will and Idea
Friedrich Nietzsche
From The Birth of Tragedy from the Spirit of Music
John Ruskin
From Modern Painters
Leo Tolstoy
From What Is Art?
Passages for Discussion
The Turn of the Century
Benedetto Croce
From Aesthetic
Edward Bullough
From "Psychical Distance" as a Factor in Art and as an Aesthetic Principle
Clive Bell
From Art
Passages for Discussion
Aesthetics in the Twentieth Century
Walter Benjamin
From The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
Morris Weitz
The Role of Theory in Aesthetics
George Dickie
The Myth of the Aesthetic Attitude
Arthur Danto
The Artworld
Passages for Discussion