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The Routledge companion to aesthetics (Third edition)

By: Gaut, Berys (University of St. Andrews, UK)(Edited by) Lopes, Dominic (University of British Columbia, Canada)(Edited by)

Part of the Routledge Philosophy Companions series
0415782872 / 9780415782876
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United Kingdom
25 cm xxii, 675 pages
Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly  Learn More Undergraduate
Previous edition: 2005.

The third edition of the acclaimed Routledge Companion to Aesthetics contains over sixty chapters written by leading international scholars covering all aspects of aesthetics. This companion opens with an historical overview of aesthetics including entries on Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Adorno, Benjamin, Foucault, Goodman, and Wollheim.

The second part covers the central concepts and theories of aesthetics, including the definitions of art, taste, the value of art, beauty, imagination, fiction, narrative, metaphor and pictorial representation.

Part three is devoted to issues and challenges in aesthetics, including art and ethics, art and religion, creativity, environmental aesthetics and feminist aesthetics.

The final part addresses the individual arts, including music, photography, film, videogames, literature, theater, dance, architecture and design.

With ten new entries, and revisions and updated suggestions for further reading throughout, The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics is essential for anyone interested in aesthetics, art, literature, and visual studies.


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