Contemporary Debates in Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art

Paperback / softback by Mathew Kieran

Contemporary Debates in Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art features pairs of newly commissioned essays by some of the leading theorists working in the field today.

  • Brings together fresh debates on eleven of the most controversial issues in aesthetics and the philosophy of art

  • Topics addressed include the nature of beauty, aesthetic experience, artistic value, and the nature of our emotional responses to art.

  • Each question is treated by a pair of opposing essays written by eminent scholars, and especially commissioned for the volume.

  • Lively debate format sharply defines the issues, and paves the way for further discussion.

  • Will serve as an accessible introduction to the major topics in aesthetics, while also capturing the imagination of professional philosophers
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Format: Paperback / softback, 384 pages Language: English
Dimension: 173 x 29 x 246mm ISBN10: 1405102403
Weight: 699g ISBN13: 9781405102407
Publication Date: 18 Jul 2005 Publisher: Wiley


Matthew Kieran is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Leeds. He is author of Media Ethics: A Philosophical Approach (1997) and Revealing Art (2005), and editor of Media Ethics (1998) and Imagination, Philosophy and the Arts (with Dominic Lopes, 2003).


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