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Published: 17 December 1987

192 Pages | illus.

ISBN: 9780192891648

Bookseller Code (04)



An Introduction to the Philosophy of Art

Anne Sheppard

This short introduction to the contemporary philosophy of aesthetics examines not just the nature of the aesthetic experience, but also the definition of art and its moral and intrinsic value in our lives. First summarizing the major theories defining art and beauty, Sheppard then proceeds to explore the nature of aesthetic evaluation and appreciation by discussing such topics as critical judgment, meaning and truth in literature, and the relationship between art and morals.

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