The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics

Paperback | February 10, 2005

EditorJerrold Levinson

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The Oxford Handbooks series is a major new initiative in academic publishing. Each volume offers an authoritative and up-to-date survey of original research in a particular subject area. Specially commissioned essays from leading figures in the discipline give critical examinations of theprogress and direction of debates. Oxford Handbooks provide scholars and graduate students with compelling new perspectives upon a wide range of subjects in the humanities and social sciences. The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics brings the authority, liveliness, and multi-disciplinary scope of the Handbook series to the area where philosophy meets the arts. Jerrold Levinson has assembled a hugely impressive range of talent to contribute 48 brand-new essays, making this the mostcomprehensive guide available to the theory, application, history, and future of the field. This Handbook will be invaluable to academics and students across philosophy and all branches of the arts, both as the reference work of choice and as a stimulus to new research and creativity.

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The Oxford Handbooks series is a major new initiative in academic publishing. Each volume offers an authoritative and up-to-date survey of original research in a particular subject area. Specially commissioned essays from leading figures in the discipline give critical examinations of theprogress and direction of debates. Oxford Handbo...

Jerrold Levinson is in the Department of Philosophy, University of Maryland.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:840 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.8 inPublished:February 10, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199279454

ISBN - 13:9780199279456

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Jerrold Levinson: Philosophical Aesthetics: an Overview2. Paul Guyer: History of Modern Aesthetics3. Nick Zangwill: Aesthetic Realism 14. John Bender: Aesthetic Realism 25. Gary Iseminger: Aesthetic Experience6. Nick Zangwill: Beauty7. Malcolm Budd: Aesthetics of Nature8. Robert Stecker: Definition of Art9. Stephen Davies: Ontology of Art10. David Davies: Medium in Art11. Alan Goldman: Representation in Art12. Aaron Ridley: Expression in Art13. Stephanie Ross: Style in Art14. Philip Alperson: Creativity in Art15. Denis Dutton: Authenticity in Art16. Paisley Livingston: Intention in Art17. Gregory Currie: Interpretation in Art18. Robert Stecker: Value in Art19. Noel Carroll: Humour20. Ted Cohen: Metaphor21. Peter Lamarque: Fiction22. George Wilson: Narrative23. Aaron Ridley: Tragedy24. Alex Neill: Art and Emotion25. Berys Gaut: Art and Knowledge26. Matthew Kieran: Art and Morality27. Lydia Goehr: Art and Politics28. Stephen Davies: Music29. Susan Feagin: Painting30. Paisley Livingston: Literature31. Gordon Graham: Architecture32. Robert Hopkins: Sculpture33. Noel Carroll: Dance34. Paul Woodruff: Theatre35. Alex Neill: Poetry36. Nigel Warburton: Photography37. Berys Gaut: Film38. Mary Devereaux: Feminist Aesthetics39. John Fisher: Environmental Aesthetics40. Kathleen Higgins: Comparative Aesthetics41. Denis Dutton: Aesthetics and Evolutionary Psychology42. Gregory Currie: Aesthetics and Cognitive Science43. Richard Eldridge: Aesthetics and Ethics44. David Novitz: Aesthetics of Popular Art45. Gregg Horowitz: Aesthetics of the Avant-Garde46. Crispin Sartwell: Aesthetics of the Everyday47. Richard Shusterman: Aesthetics and Postmodernism48. Deborah Knight: Aesthetics and Cultural Studies

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`Levinson has achieved his intention to provide a collection from which both the professional philosopher and the enthusiastic non-professional can derive instruction and pleasure. . . . he has brought together many of the key practitioners in the field of philosophical aesthetics andthis is reflected in the depth of subjects and the lucid quality of the writing.'British Journal of Aesthetics