Aesthetics: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Art

Paperback | November 1, 1987

byAnne Sheppard

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This book provides an accessible introduction to aesthetics, especially in relation to literature, and is particularly useful for readers new to literary theory and contemporary philosophy. Anne Sheppard discusses what it is that all works of art have in common - what gives them their value asart - and asks, wisely, whether there can ever be one correct interpretation of a work of art. The scope of the book includes chapters on form, beauty and aesthetic appreciation, and the relationship between art and morals.

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This book provides an accessible introduction to aesthetics, especially in relation to literature, and is particularly useful for readers new to literary theory and contemporary philosophy. Anne Sheppard discusses what it is that all works of art have in common - what gives them their value asart - and asks, wisely, whether there can e...

Anne Sheppard is Lecturer in Classics at Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.51 inPublished:November 1, 1987Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0192891642

ISBN - 13:9780192891648

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'a good introduction to problems of aesthetics'Bernard Riches, Brasenose College, Oxford, Review of English Studies