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Aesthetic Experience  

Gary Iseminger

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Jan 2005
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Sep 2009
This article surveys attempts by aestheticians writing in the Anglo-American analytic tradition during the last half of the twentieth century to clarify, defend, and use the idea of a ... More

Aesthetic Realism 1  

Nick Zangwill

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Jan 2005
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Sep 2009
This article considers the nature of our aesthetic thought and experience. It does not tackle head-on the issue of whether or not we should think that reality includes mind-independent ... More

Aesthetic Realism 2  

John W. Bender

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Jan 2005
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Sep 2009
Aesthetic property realism would seem to be committed to at least some version of the following two claims: (a) there is a distinctive category of predications or attributions used in ... More

Aesthetic Reasons  

Andrew McGonigal

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Jun 2018
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Jul 2018
Aesthetic reasons are reasons to do and think various things. For example, it makes sense to wonder if a tree stump on the lawn was left there for environmental rather than aesthetic ... More

Aesthetics  

Andreas Speer

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
This article draws some lines that might indicate the direction in which one might consider the notion of medieval aesthetics. It chooses three examples that have always been at the centre ... More

Aesthetics  

Alexander Rueger

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Jan 2011
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May 2011
This article examines how aesthetics became a branch of psychology during the early modern period in which new references to taste, perfection, and harmony reinforced the emphasis on ... More

Aesthetics and Cognitive Science  

Gregory Currie

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Jan 2005
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Sep 2009
The subject of this article is the connection between art and all those aspects of mind that have, to some degree, an empirical side. It covers results in neuropsychology and neuroscience, ... More

Aesthetics and Cultural Studies  

Deborah Knight

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Jan 2005
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Sep 2009
Cultural studies in its first and second phases was an avowedly political undertaking, clearly associated with the British New Left as well as with Marxist social and political ... More

Aesthetics and Ethics  

Richard Eldridge

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Jan 2005
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Sep 2009
To the extent that these neo-Aristotelian value realisms offer multi-dimensional accounts of the good and very flexible appreciations of different virtues (of both character and art) in ... More

Aesthetics and Evolutionary Psychology  

Denis Dutton

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Jan 2005
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Sep 2009
The applications of the science of psychology to our understanding of the origins and nature of art is not a recent phenomenon; in fact, it is as old as the Greeks. Plato wrote of art not ... More

Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art  

Dominic McIver Lopes

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May 2016
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Aug 2016
This article focuses on aesthetics and the philosophy of art as branches of so-called analytic philosophy. It begins with a historical overview of aesthetics and the philosophy of art ... More

Aesthetics and Postmodernism  

Richard Shusterman

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Jan 2005
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Sep 2009
This article focuses on the philosophical issues, themes, and theories of postmodernism and how they impact on the field of aesthetics. But it begins with a brief historical overview of ... More

Aesthetics of Nature  

Malcolm Budd

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Jan 2005
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Sep 2009
The long period of stagnation into which the aesthetics of nature fell after Hegel's relegation of natural beauty to a status inferior to the beauty of art was ended by Ronald Hepburn's ... More

Aesthetics of Popular Art  

David Novitz

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Jan 2005
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Sep 2009
Questions about the aesthetic value and appreciation of popular art have only recently become an area of interest to Anglo-American aesthetics. This is curious, for the distinction between ... More

Aesthetics of the Avant-Garde  

Gregg Horowitz

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Jan 2005
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Sep 2009
All responsible inquiry into the contemporary state of avant-garde art must acknowledge the possibility that no such art exists. Such non-existence would be dismaying news for a lot of ... More

Aesthetics of the Everyday  

Crispin Sartwell

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Jan 2005
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Sep 2009
‘Everyday aesthetics’ refers to the possibility of aesthetic experience of non-art objects and events, as well as to a current movement within the field of philosophy of art which rejects ... More

Aesthetics: Introduction  

Michael Lacewing and Richard G.T. Gipps

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Feb 2019
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Nov 2018
This introduction provides an overview of the chapters in this section, which explores the role of psychoanalysis in aesthetics. More specifically, the chapters examine some psychoanalytic ... More

Affects in Appreciation  

Susan L. Feagin

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Dec 2009
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Jan 2010
This article explains the complexity argument as offered by Peter Kivy in relation to absolute music. The next section looks at a particular criticism of the complexity argument: that ... More

Anthropocentrism: Humanity as Peril and Promise  

Allen Thompson

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Jan 2017
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Nov 2015
Exclusive moral concern for human beings is often thought to be the ideological source of many contemporary environmental problems. So the development of a non-anthropocentric theory of ... More

Architecture  

Gordon Graham

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Jan 2005
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Sep 2009
This article traces the ideas that have marked and divided the major architectural fashions of the last 150 years, and the refinements that have been given to these ideas by philosophers ... More

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