Reading Aesthetics Philosophy by Christopher Janaway - PDF and EPUB eBook

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Designed for readers with no or little prior knowledge of the subject, this concise anthology brings together key texts in...

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Exact title of the book
Reading Aesthetics Philosophy
Book author
Christopher Janaway
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
281 pages
Language
English
Published
October 7th 2005 by Wiley-Blackwell
File size (in PDF)
1124 kB
Reading Aesthetics Philosophy

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Designed for readers with no or little prior knowledge of the subject, this concise anthology brings together key texts in aesthetics and the philosophy of art. Designed for readers with no or little prior knowledge of the subject. Presents two contrasting pieces on each of six topics.

Texts range from Plato's famous critique of art in the 'Republic' through Nietzsche's 'The Birth of Tragedy' to Barthe's 'The Death of the Author' 'and pieces in recent philosophical aesthetics from a number of traditions. Interactive editorial commentary helps readers to engage with the philosophical train of thought. Explains the argumentative and historical context in which each piece was written.

Includes questions for debate and suggestions for further reading.