The Blackwell Guide to Aesthetics

The Blackwell Guide to Aesthetics

Editor(s): Peter Kivy

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631221302

Online ISBN: 9780470756645

DOI: 10.1002/9780470756645

About this Book

The Blackwell Guide to Aesthetics is the most authoritative survey of the central issues in contemporary aesthetics available. The volume features eighteen newly commissioned papers on the evaluation of art, the interpretation of art, and many other forms of art such as literature, movies, and music.


  • Provides a guide to the central traditional and cutting edge issues in aesthetics today.
  • Written by a distinguished cast of contributors, including Peter Kivy, George Dickie, Noël Carroll, Paul Guyer, Ted Cohen, Marcia Eaton, Joseph Margolis, Berys Gaut, Nicholas Wolterstrorff, Susan Feagin, Peter Lamarque, Stein Olsen, Francis Sparshott, Alan Goldman, Jenefer Robinson, Mary Mothersill, Donald Crawford, Philip Alperson, Laurent Stern and Amie Thomasson.
  • Functions as the ideal text for undergraduate and graduate courses in aesthetics, art theory, and philosophy of art.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: The Core Issues

  2. Part II: The Arts and Other Matters

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