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Aesthetics

Author: Colin Lyas
Publisher: London ; Bristol, Pa. : UCL Press, 1997.
Series: Fundamentals of philosophy (London, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Opening imaginatively by exploring why art is important to us, this lively and provocative book goes on to grip the reader with a discussion of all the areas central to aesthetics: aesthetic experience, representation, expression, evaluation and morality.
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Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Lyas
ISBN: 1857286782 9781857286786 1857285808 9781857285802 0203136829 9780203136829
OCLC Number: 37383511
Description: xii, 239 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: the disconsolations of philsophy --
1. Anglo-Kantian attitudes --
2. Nature's mirror: imitation, representation and imagination --
3. Ne'er so well expressed (I) --
4. Tales from the Vienna Woods: after Wittgenstein in aesthetics --
5. Ne'er so well expressed (II) --
6. The proof of the pudding --
7. The empty tomb and the resurrection of the artist --
8. The structures of the self-sufficient word --
9. Helen's Beethoven: truth and morality --
10. The point of it all --
envoi: the rape of Holy Mother.
Series Title: Fundamentals of philosophy (London, England)
Responsibility: Colin Lyas.

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