Arguing about Art: Contemporary Philosophical Debates
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Arguing about Art: Contemporary Philosophical Debates

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This acclaimed and accessible anthology is ideal for newcomers to aesthetics or philosophy. Neill and Ridley introduce a wide range of discussions including sentimentality, feminism and aesthetics, appreciation, understanding and nature. Each chapter is accompanied by a clear introduction and suggestions for further reading.
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Paperback, 496 pages
Published December 28th 2001 by Routledge (first published 1995)
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Brittany Sanford
So yes, lets argue about art...

Interesting, and as I sat in class my classmates argued about art, it gave me headaches, but I was at least happy that I didn't need to argue. I already knew the truth. Art is simple, complex, and everything.

(Food for thought with serious headaches)
This was a refreshingly stimulating book, if you are a snob like me. I appreciated the variety of essays on food, bad art, emo music, and forgeries... even though some of the essays were taxing, it was intersting. Very interestink.
I had hoped for a good textbook on art critiquing, and a development of what makes art art. Alas, it was unreadable.
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