The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics

The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics

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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.... each gives this expression: while philosophy expresses the Absolute in conceptual thought, art does so in sensory forms. ... in his favorite example, Sophoclesa#39;s Antigone dramatizes the collision between the authority of the state ( symbolized by ... they onea#39;sidedly reprea#39; sent, a€œthey violate what, if they were true to their own nature, they should be hona#39; ouringa€ (ibid. ... Even when a tragedy is resolved in this fashion, however, its message is positive, it affirms the fundamental unity of theanbsp;...

Title:The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics
Author:Berys Gaut, Dominic Lopes
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-04-17


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