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The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics

Edited by: Berys Gaut , Dominic McIver Lopes

Print publication date:  April  2013
Online publication date:  April  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415782869
eBook ISBN: 9780203813034
Adobe ISBN: 9781136697142

10.4324/9780203813034
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The third edition of the acclaimed Routledge Companion to Aesthetics contains over sixty chapters written by leading international scholars covering all aspects of aesthetics.

This companion opens with an historical overview of aesthetics including entries on Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Adorno, Benjamin, Foucault, Goodman, and Wollheim. The second part covers the central concepts and theories of aesthetics, including the definitions of art, taste, the value of art, beauty, imagination, fiction, narrative, metaphor and pictorial representation. Part three is devoted to issues and challenges in aesthetics, including art and ethics, art and religion, creativity, environmental aesthetics and feminist aesthetics. The final part addresses the individual arts, including music, photography, film, videogames, literature, theater, dance, architecture and design.

With ten new entries, and revisions and updated suggestions for further reading throughout, The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics is essential for anyone interested in aesthetics, art, literature, and visual studies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Plato Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Aristotle Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Medieval aesthetics Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Empiricism Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Kant Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Hegel Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Idealism Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Nietzsche Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Formalism Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Pragmatism Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Expressivism Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Heidegger Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Phenomenology Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Adorno Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Benjamin Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Foucault Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Postmodernism Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Goodman Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Sibley Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Wollheim Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Definitions of art Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Categories of art Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Ontology of art Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The aesthetic Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Taste Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Aesthetic universals Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Art and evolution Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Value of art Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Beauty Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Interpretation Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Imagination and make-believe Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Fiction Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Narrative Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Metaphor Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Depiction Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Criticism Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Art and knowledge Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Art and ethics Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Art, expression and emotion Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Tragedy Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Humor Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Creativity Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Style Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Authenticity in performance Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Fakes and forgeries Download PDF
Chapter  46:  High art versus low art Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Environmental aesthetics Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Feminist aesthetics Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Art and religion Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Literature Download PDF
Chapter  51:  Poetry Download PDF
Chapter  52:  Theater Download PDF
Chapter  53:  Film Download PDF
Chapter  54:  Videagames Download PDF
Chapter  55:  Comics Download PDF
Chapter  56:  Photography Download PDF
Chapter  57:  Painting Download PDF
Chapter  58:  Sculpture Download PDF
Chapter  59:  Design Download PDF
Chapter  60:  Architecture Download PDF
Chapter  61:  Music Download PDF
Chapter  62:  Dance Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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