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Thinking Art

Aesthetic Life and Why It Matters

Nick Riggle & Bence Nanay & Dominic Lopes

Aesthetic Life and Why It Matters

Thinking Art

Aesthetic Life and Why It Matters

Thinking Art: Aesthetic Life and Why It Matters

 

As the sunset swings into view, you think, "That's beautiful." You take a bite of cake and you think, "Wow, that's sweet." Maybe too sweet. You hear that new song and it blows you away. You play it for your friends.


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Beschrijving Thinking Art: Aesthetic Life and Why It Matters

As the sunset swings into view, you think, "That's beautiful." You take a bite of cake and you think, "Wow, that's sweet"-maybe too sweet. You hear that new song and it blows you away. You play it for your friends. The novel is wonderful, the movie disappoints, the dress looked better in the store.

Aesthetic Life and Why It Matters offers three new answers to Socrates's great question about how we should live that focus on the place of aesthetic engagement in well-being. Three philosophers offer their perspectives on how aesthetic commitments move us through the world and shape our well-being, our sense of self, and our connections to others. Aesthetic engagement is a site for achievement, it cultivates individuality within a context of community, and it satisfies a hunger for
exploring our differences. A closing dialogue between the authors probes some flash points in thinking about value: disagreement, subjectivism, ethnocentrism, fads and fashions, and ideology critique. Written in appealing prose, with vivid examples, a comprehensive introduction, and suggestions for further
reading, the
book is designed as a self-contained module in aesthetics for introductory courses in philosophy.


ISBN
9780197625798
Pagina's
128
Verschenen
Serie
Thinking Art
NUR
730
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP USA

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