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The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics

Edited by Jerrold Levinson

Volume 1, issue Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780199279456
Published online September 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199279456.001.0001

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy

The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics

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The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics looks at a fascinating theme in philosophy and the arts. Leading figures in the field contribute forty-eight articles which detail the theory, application, history, and future of philosophy and all branches of the arts. The first article of the book gives a general overview of the field of philosophical aesthetics in two parts: the first is a quick sketch of the lay of the land, and the second an account of five central problems over the past fifty years. The second article gives an extensive survey of recent work in the history of modern aesthetics, or aesthetic thought from the seventeenth to the mid-twentieth centuries. There are three main parts to the book. The first part comprises sections dealing with problems in aesthetics, such as expression, fiction or aesthetic experience, considered apart from any particular artform. The second part contains articles on problems in aesthetics as they arise in connection with particular artforms, such as music, film, or dance. The third part addresses relations between aesthetics and other fields of enquiry, and explores viewpoints or concerns complimentary to those prominent in mainstream analytical aesthetics.

Keywords: philosophy; the arts; philosophical aesthetics; problems; modern aesthetics; aesthetic thought; expression; fiction; aesthetic experience; artform; music; film; dance; analytical aesthetics

Book.  840 pages. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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History of Modern Aesthetics in The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics

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Aesthetic Realism 1 in The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics

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Aesthetic Realism 2 in The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics

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Aesthetic Experience in The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics

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Aesthetics of Nature in The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics

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Definition of Art in The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics

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Ontology of Art in The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics

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Medium in Art in The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics

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Representation in Art in The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics

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