Approach to Aesthetics: Collected Papers on Philosophical Aesthetics by Frank SibleyApproach to Aesthetics: Collected Papers on Philosophical Aesthetics by Frank Sibley

Approach to Aesthetics: Collected Papers on Philosophical Aesthetics

byFrank SibleyEditorJohn Benson, Betty Redfern

Paperback | August 31, 2006

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Approach to Aesthetics collects all Frank Sibley's major papers on philosophical aesthetics. The availability within single covers of his published papers alone would be welcomed by students and scholars of aesthetics. The value of this book is greatly enhanced by the inclusion of fivesubstantial papers written in his later years and hitherto unpublished. Most of the published papers are concerned with a group of related topics: the nature of aesthetic qualities and their relation to non-aesthetic qualities, the relation of aesthetic description to aesthetic evaluation, the different levels of evaluation, the objectivity of aesthetic judgement. Thelater papers constitute both a continuation and a significant development of Sibley's individual approach to aesthetics. One group of papers discusses the distinction between attributive and predicative uses of adjectives, first elucidating the distinction, and then considering its application to'beautiful' and 'ugly'. Another major paper is an extensive study of the aesthetic significance of tastes and smells, a topic Sibley considered to be much neglected, whose examination could throw interesting light on the boundaries of the concept of the aesthetic. This collection constitutes a wide-ranging yet coherent account of aesthetics by one of the most acute philosophical minds of his generation, one which is and will continue to be a source of controversy and a model of analytical method.
Frank Sibley is at Lancaster University. John Benson is at Lancaster University. Betty Redfern is at Lancaster University.
Title:Approach to Aesthetics: Collected Papers on Philosophical AestheticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.63 inPublished:August 31, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Editors' Introduction1. Aesthetic Concepts2. Aesthetics and the Looks of Things3. Aesthetic and Non-aesthetic4. About Taste5. Colours6. Objectivity and Aesthetics7. Particularity, Art and Evaluation8. General Criteria and Reasons in Aesthetics9. Originality and Value10. Arts or the Aesthetic - which comes first?11. Making Music Our Own12. Adjectives, Predicative and Attributive13. Aesthetic Judgements: Pebbles, Faces and Fields of Litter14. Some Notes on Ugliness15. Tastes, Smells and Aesthetics16. Why the Mona Lisa May Not Be a Painting

Editorial Reviews

`The book facilitates a survey of Sibley's contribution to aesthetics, and confirms his place as one of the outstanding thinkers of his generation.'The Philosophical Quarterly