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Aesthetic Essays

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This collection brings together a selection of Malcolm Budd's essays in aesthetics. A number of the essays are aimed at the abstract heart of aesthetics, attempting to solve a cluster of the most important issues in the field which are not specific to particular art forms. These include the nature and proper scope of the aesthetic, the intersubjective validity of aesthetic judgments, the correct understanding of aesthetic judgments expressed through metaphors, aesthetic realism versus anti-realism, the character of aesthetic pleasure and aesthetic value, the aim of art and the artistic expression of emotion. Other essays are focused on central issues in the aesthetics of particular art forms: two engage with the most fundamental issue in the aesthetics of music, the question of the correct conception of the phenomenology of the experience of listening to music with understanding; and two consider the nature of pictorial representation, one examining certain well-known views, the other articulating an alternative conception of seeing a picture as a depiction of a certain state of affairs. The final essay in the volume is a comprehensive reconstruction and critical examination of Wittgenstein's aesthetics, both early and late.

Book Details

Hardback with Dustjacket

First (UK) Edition

Published in 2008

ISBN: 9780199556175

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Book is Near Fine. No visible defects.

Dustjacket is Near Fine. Lightest of shelf wear.

Slipcase condition is N/A

Book Details

Hardback with Dustjacket

First (UK) Edition

Published in 2008

ISBN: 9780199556175

Condition Ratings

Book is Near Fine. No visible defects.

Dustjacket is Near Fine. Lightest of shelf wear.

Slipcase condition is N/A

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