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General Philosophy : Aesthetics

Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art

What is beauty? What is sublime? What is art? What is the value of an aesthetic experience, and what attitude should be taken to art objects? Does an artist’s intentions affect how we appreciate a work of art? These are a few of the many questions involved in aesthetics and the philosophy of art.

Sample Subject Headings for Aesthetics
Selected Introductions and Reference Sources on Aesthetics
Aesthetics On-Line
Web site of the American Society for Aesthetics, providing articles and book reviews, issues of the ASA Newsletter, and links to other aesthetics-related resources on the internet.

Aesthetics Today
A blog by San Jose State University professor Thomas Leddy.

Blackwell Guide to Aesthetics
Memorial Library Stacks Regular Size Shelving: BH39 B556 2004

A Companion to Aesthetics
(Available through Wiley Online Library)

Companion to Art Theory (Available through Wiley Online Library)
Physical copy available at Art Library (Kohler Art Library), Regular Size Shelving: N7475 C662 2002)
 
An Introduction to the Philosophy of Art
Memorial Library Stacks Regular Size Shelving: BH39 E535 2014

The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics
Memorial Library Stacks Regular Size Shelving: BH56 O94X 2003

The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics
Memorial Library Stacks Regular Size Shelving: BH21 R68 2013

Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Film
Memorial Library Stacks Regular Size Shelving: PN1994 R574 2009

The Sublime in Modern Philosophy: Aesthetics, Ethics, and Nature
Memorial Library Stacks Regular Size Shelving: BH301 S7 B73 2013