Philosophy of the Arts: An Introduction to Aesthetics

Gordon Graham

Language: English

Publisher: Routledge

Published: Jun 15, 1997


Philosophy of the Artspresents a comprehensive and accessible introduction to those coming to aesthetics and the philosophy of art for the first time. The third edition is greatly enhanced with new chapters on art and beauty, the performing arts and modern art, and there are new sections on Aristotle, Hegel and Nietzsche. The remaining chapters have been thoroughly revised and extended. This new edition:is jargon-free and will appeal to students of music, art history, literature and theatre studies as well as philosophy looks at a wide range of the arts from film, painting and architecture to literature, music, dance and drama discusses the philosophical theories of major thinkers including Aristotle, Hume, Hegel, Nietzsche, Croce, Collingwood, Gadamer and Derrida includes regular summaries and suggestions for further reading.