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Paperback The Philosophy of Art: Readings Ancient and Modern Book

ISBN: 0070461929

ISBN13: 9780070461925

The Philosophy of Art: Readings Ancient and Modern

This anthology is intended as a core text for courses in aesthetics or philosophy of art. It contains a wealth of readings from both classic and contemporary sources, and aims to present substantial selections from those texts rather than mere "snippets." Readings are organized historically within four broad themes so that students can see how concepts of art have evolved and been debated. Each reading is introduced by the authors, who suggest connections...


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Aesthetics for the True Student

This book is filled with primary texts. It does not contain a guide per se to understanding each selection. However, I think this is exactly what is needed in a philosophy anthology. The selections were definitely limited to ancient to modern texts and this leaves out post modern writings on aesthetics. I enjoyed the book it contained a good range of thinkers from Tolstoy, Hume and Kant.
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