Aesthetics: a reader in philosophy of the arts
This collection of readings is designed to introduce the philosophical problems of aesthetics as they pertain to specific arts e.g., Painting, Photography, Music, Film and Video Art, etc. KEY TOPICS: The nearly 90 readings represent recent continental thinking about the arts e.g., Derrida, Foucault, Baudrillard, Lyotard, Heidegger, Benjamin, and Adorno. Also, represents the analytic imagination in philosophers such as Danto, Goodman, Levinson, Urmson, and Scruton.
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Against Imitation Plato
A Formal Analysis Edmund Burke Feldman
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