Aesthetics: A Beginner's Guide

Aesthetics A Beginner s Guide What is art Why do we find some things beautiful but not others Is it wrong to share mp s These are just some of the questions explored by aesthetics the philosophy of art In this sweeping introducti

  • Title: Aesthetics: A Beginner's Guide
  • Author: Charles Taliaferro
  • ISBN: 9781851688203
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Paperback
  • What is art Why do we find some things beautiful but not others Is it wrong to share mp3s These are just some of the questions explored by aesthetics, the philosophy of art In this sweeping introduction, Charles Taliaferro skilfully guides us through notions of art and beauty around the world, tackling lively debates such as who owns art and how art and morality collidWhat is art Why do we find some things beautiful but not others Is it wrong to share mp3s These are just some of the questions explored by aesthetics, the philosophy of art In this sweeping introduction, Charles Taliaferro skilfully guides us through notions of art and beauty around the world, tackling lively debates such as who owns art and how art and morality collide From Plato on poetry to Ringo Starr on the drums, this is a perfect introductory text for anyone interested in the intriguing questions art can raise Charles Taliaferro is Professor of Philosophy at St Olaf College, Minnesota He is the author of over twenty books on philosophy and lectures on Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Religion.

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    1. This beginner’s guide on Aesthetics by Charles Taliaferro is not only for beginners but also for all artists, writers, musician and students of philosophy interested in art and aesthetics. Why? Because the wealth of ideas, theories, examples and questions presented could keep anybody going, irrespective of their background and experience, for years and years. I say this having myself dedicated much of forty-five years to the arts, literature and the study of philosophy. Indeed, I would go furt [...]


    2. Listening to this recorded book felt kind of like tuning into a philosophical discussion/debate. A positive idea presented, then there of course are problems with that view, but the perspectives that then replace the discarded theories, end up being full of holes themselves. One doesn't come away from a book like this feeling much the wiser, it actually muddies the water, well, it doesn't muddy the water, but just reveals how murky it already was and how there are no clear answers to be found. M [...]


    3. This is a college-level text for beginning philosophy classes, and it's pitched perfectly for its audience. The writing is clear and understandable, which borders on the miraculous, considering some of the philosophy texts I've read. Each chapter is short and to-the-point, without a lot of in-depth argumentation and weighing up of pros and cons. You might think of this book as a collection of lengthy encyclopedia articles, each one covering a different major philosophy.My only real complaint is [...]


    4. I knew early on that this was a book that I wasn't going to enjoy; the author's obsession with Platonic aesthetics overwhelms from the first pages. I had hoped a "Beginner's Guide" would introduce me to aesthetic philosophies with which I was not previously familiar, but the author here chose instead to pursue in depth one that has been beaten like a dead horse, at this point. I will be fair: if you you truly are a beginner to understanding aesthetics and have no understanding whatsoever of the [...]


    5. This book is useful; I think it meets expectations for a "beginners guide." The reading level does not intimidate interested readers. Taliaferro regularly touches on topics with insight. Even if the topics and insights are underdeveloped, the interested reader can find his / her own way to elaboration elsewhere. In my opinion, this is a good book for college-age students who do not have access to the philosophy of aesthetics in their program of study.



    6. About as clear and concise an introductory book can get. The last chapter is commendable in weaving in chinese and Japanese aesthetics.


    7. Heavy going - needs repeated reading for it to sink it. Now I know why contemporary artists have such a twisted view of how good their art work is.



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