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Published: 01 January 2020

144 Pages | 12 black and white images

6.9 x 4.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198826613

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Aesthetics: A Very Short Introduction

Bence Nanay

Very Short Introductions

  • Introduces aesthetics, a branch of philosophy that explores the nature of art, beauty, and taste
  • Looks beyond traditional artistic experiences to show how more everyday experiences such as the pleasure in a soft fabric or falling leaves can become the subject of aesthetics
  • Defends the field of aesthetics from accusations of elitism
  • Considers questions about the social aspect of our aesthetic engagements and the importance of aesthetic values for our own self
  • Incorporates global aesthetic traditions in its discussion
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide