Basic Issues in Aesthetics
  • Author : Marcia Muelder Eaton
  • Release Date : 01 January 1999
  • Publisher : Waveland PressInc
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN 13 : 157766034X
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Book Description: The aesthetic is an important part of human experience. Our responses to music or mountains are not merely leisure time activities; they give meaning to life. Philosophical aesthetics attracts people from different areas of interest including philosophy, art history, music, and theater. In this concise, well-written book, Eaton clearly speaks to readers of varied backgrounds, bringing this mixed audience to a point where they can share their special insights with one another. Presented so that even complex issues in aesthetics are accessible to novices, the volume is organized around the components of an aesthetic situation.

Basic Issues in Aesthetics

Basic Issues in Aesthetics

Author : Marcia Muelder Eaton
Publisher : Waveland PressInc
Genre : Philosophy
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The aesthetic is an important part of human experience. Our responses to music or mountains are not merely leisure time activities; they give meaning to life. Philosophical aesthetics attracts people from different areas of interest including philosophy, art history, music, and theater. In this concise, well-written book, Eaton clearly speaks ...

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