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Aesthetics: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Art

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Why do people read novels, go to the theater, or listen to beautiful music? Do we seek out aesthetic experiences simply because we enjoy them--or is there another, deeper, reason we spend our leisure time viewing or experiencing works of art? Aesthetics, the first short introduction to the contemporary philosophy of aesthetics, examines not just the nature of the aesthetic ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published December 17th 1987 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1987)
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Oct 26, 2013 C&A rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
همانطور که در مقدمه آمده کتاب بیشتر حول ادبیات می چرخد. البته شیوه ارائه مطالب کتاب می توانست جذاب تر باشد بطوری که خواننده را با بحث های فلسفی بیشتر درگیر کند، کاری که نایجل واربرتون در الفبای فلسفه کرده است.
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Mar 14, 2011 Ruben rated it liked it
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Sheppard takes a very common-sense approach to aesthetics in this book. You can either find that refreshing or somewhat limiting and unimaginative.
Gareth
Jul 16, 2011 Gareth rated it liked it
A very solid introduction to the philosophy of art. Runs through all the main theories - art as imitation, expression, form, beauty, etc. - and also covers the questions of interpretation, meaning and morality. It is well written and clear, without actually sacrificing the detail of the various theories discussed. That said, there are probably more engaging introductions to the subject, and parts of it are a little dry. However, recommended to those studying the subject.
maryam
This book gives you a good idea about the meaning of beauty
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