Aesthetics: A Reader in Philosophy of the Arts

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This anthology reverses gives special attention to popular arts as to the so-called fine arts. This book has a huge number of selections. The book divides articles into sections according to specific arts, while also providing sections on classical and contemporary sources regarding the arts in general. As with the first edition, this book also brings together readings in continental and analytic philosophy. It also contains helpful introductions by the editors for each section, as well as a useful general introduction. Readings are separated into the following sections: painting, photography and film, architecture, music, dance, literature, performance, mass and popular art, classic sources, and contemporary sources. An interesting collection of readings for anyone interested in the philosophy behind the works of art that can be viewed in museums, on film, through music, dance, and architecture.

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  • 17 new excerpts and articles
  • Illustrated articles
  • Rewritten, updated, and expanded introductions
  • Increased emphasis on the popular arts

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David Goldblatt and Lee B. Brown introduce students to philosophy of the arts using classic and contemporary works of leading philosophers. Their unique collection of 90 readings provide students with a broad perspective of philosophical thinking about the individual arts, including painting, photography, film, architecture, music, dance, literature, performance, and popular art. Of note are the works of Plato, Aristotle, Burke, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Derrida, Foucault, Baudrillard, Lyotard, Heidegger, Benjamin, and Adorno.

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