The second edition of the acclaimed Routledge Companion to Aesthetics contains fifty-four chapters written by leading international scholars covering all aspects of aesthetics. This companion opens with an historical overview of aesthetics including entries on Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Sibley and Derrida. The second part covers the central concepts and theories needed for a comprehensive understanding of aesthetics including the definitions of art, taste, value of art, beauty, imagination, fiction, narrative, metaphor and pictorial representation. Part three is devoted to the topics that have attracted much contemporary interest in aesthetics including art and ethics, environmental aesthetics and feminist aesthetics. The final part addresses the individual arts of music, photography, film, literature, theatre, dance, architecture and sculpture. With nine new and revised entries, and up to date suggestions for further reading, The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics is essential for anyone interested in aesthetics, art, literature, and visual studies.
Table of Contents
1. Plato Christopher Janaway 2. Aristotle Nickolas Pappas 3. Medieval Aesthetics Joseph Margolis 4. Empiricism: Hutcheson and Hume James Shelley 5. Kant Donald W. Crawford 6. Hegel Michael Inwood; 7. Nietzsche Ruben Berrios and Aaron Ridley 8. Formalism Noel Carroll 9. Pragmatism Richard Shusterman 10. Heidegger Simon Glendinning 11. Expressivism: Croce and Collingwood Gordon Graham 12. Sibley Colin Lyas 13. Foucault Robert Wicks 14. Postmodernism: Barthes and Derrida David Novitz 15. Definitions of Art Stephen Davies 16. The Aesthetic Alan Goldman 17. Taste Carolyn Korsmeyer 18. Aesthetic Universals Denis Dutton 19. Value of Art Mathew Kieran 20. Beauty Jennifer Anne McMahon 21. Interpretation Robert Stecker 22. Imagination and Make-believe Gregory Currie 23. Fiction David Davies 24. Narrative Paisley Livingston 25. Metaphor Garry L. Hagberg 26. Pictorial Representation Mark Rollins 27. Criticism Roger Seamon 28. Art and Knowledge Eileen John 29. Art and Ethics Berys Gaut 30. Art, Expression, and Emotion Derek Matravers 31. Tragedy Alex Neill 32. Humor Ted Cohen 33. Authenticity in Performance James O. Young 34. Fakes and Forgeries Nan Stalnaker 35. High Art Versus Low Art John A. Fisher 36. Environmental Aesthetics Allen Carlson 37. Feminist Aesthetics Sarah Worth 38. Literature Peter Lamarque 39. Film Murray Smith 40. Photography Patrick Maynard 41. Painting Dominic McIver Lopes 42. Sculpture Curtis L. Carter 43. Architecture Edward Winters 44. Music Mark DeBellis 45. Dance Graham McFee 46. Theater James R. Hamilton
Berys Gaut is Lecturer in Moral Philosophy at the University of St Andrews. Dominc McIver Lopes is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia.