Introduction; 1. Plato, Robert Stecker; 2. Aristotle, Angela Curran; 3. Medieval Aesthetics, Gian Carlo Garfagnini; 4. David Hume, Alan Goldman; 5. Immanuel Kant, Elisabeth Schellekens; 6. G.W.F. Hegel, Richard Eldridge; 7. Arthur Schopenhauer and Friedrich Nietzsche, Scott Jenkins; 8. Benedetto Croce and Robin Collingwood, Gary Kemp; 9. Roger Fry and Clive Bell, Susan Feagin; 10. John Dewey, Thomas Leddy; 11. Martin Heidegger, Joseph Shieber; 12. Walter Benjamin and T.W. Adorno, Gerhard Richter; 13. Monroe Beardsley, Noel Carroll; 14. Nelson Goodman, Alessandro Giovannelli; 15. Richard A.Wollheim, Malcolm Budd; 16. Arthur C. Danto, Sondra Bacharach; 17. Kendall L. Walton, David Davies; Conclusion: Contemporary Developments.
Alessandro Giovannelli is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Lafayette College, USA.
Witheighteen custom-written essays by experts in the field, this
survey of leadingwriters on aesthetics and art from the ancients to
the present day covers afull range of philosophical perspectives,
including analytic, Continental andpragmatist. These accessible
essays provide a comprehensive historical overviewof philosophical
With eighteen custom-written essays by experts in the field, this survey of leading writers on aesthetics and art from the ancients to the present day covers a full range of philosophical perspectives, including analytic, Continental and pragmatist. These accessible essays provide a comprehensive historical overview of philosophical aesthetics.--Sanford Lakoff
There are now many guides to philosophical aesthetics on the market, but this one stands out in a number of respects. First, it is organized historically, featuring articles on virtually all the major theorists of art and beauty, from Plato to Danto and beyond. Second, the slate of contributors constitutes an array of many of the best aestheticians currently active. Third, the introductory and concluding chapters by the editor, Alessandro Giovannelli, are of an exceptional interest. This book would be an invaluable supplement to any historically-oriented course on the problems of aesthetics.--Sanford Lakoff