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Philosophers on Art from Kant to the Postmodernists: A Critical Reader

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Here, for the first time, Christopher Kul-Want brings together twenty-five texts on art written by twenty philosophers. Covering the Enlightenment to postmodernism, these essays draw on Continental philosophy and aesthetics, the Marxist intellectual tradition, and psychoanalytic theory, and each is accompanied by an overview and interpretation.

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Paperback, 362 pages
Published May 14th 2010 by Columbia University Press
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great resource for many signal works on the arts, from various philosophers, each with brief intros. often translated, a few women, there is a very good cross-section of theories. also interesting methods for each essay, makes me want to read more of certain authors, particularly contemporary thinkers like Nancy, Badiou, though it is not until near the end that someone comes up with an overarching, unified, theory of types of ways to think of art- didactic, romantic, classical- that I wish they ...more
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