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By Robert Stecker

ISBN-10: 0742564118

ISBN-13: 9780742564114

Publish yr note: First released February twenty fifth 2005
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Praised in its unique variation for its up to date, rigorous presentation of present debates and for the readability of its presentation, Robert Stecker's new version of Aesthetics and the Philosophy of paintings preserves the main topics and conclusions of the unique, whereas increasing its content material, offering new positive aspects, and embellishing accessibility. Stecker introduces scholars to the background and evolution of aesthetics, and likewise makes a major contrast among aesthetics and philosophy of paintings. whereas aesthetics is the learn of worth, philosophy of artwork offers with a wider array of questions together with matters in metaphysics, epistemology, the philosophy of brain, in addition price thought. defined as a "remarkably unified creation to many modern debates in aesthetics and the philosophy of art," Stecker focuses on sympathetically laying undergo the play of argument that emerges as competing perspectives on an issue have interaction one another. This e-book doesn't easily current an issue in its present nation of play, yet as an alternative demonstrates a philosophical brain at paintings assisting to increase the problem towards an answer.

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I will argue that the answer is no. There are three reasons why this does not follow. First, not everything that is created is a work of art, as is made obvious by inspecting the variety Environmental Aesthetics: Natural Beauty 21 of human artifacts. Hence, “x is created” does not imply “x is an artwork” any more than does “x is an artifact” implies this. Second, there is good reason to believe that the manner in which nature is created, if it is, is so very different from the way artworks are created that it becomes positively implausible to think of the former creation as the creation of art.

Its main idea is that we should appreciate nature as an artwork. There are two versions of this view: the literal version and the “as-if” version. The literal version says that nature literally is an artwork. One source of this version is religion: nature is God’s, or the gods’, artwork, which, given traditional theological beliefs would require it being seen as not only an artwork, but as the best artwork. 2 The “as-if” version does not say that nature is an artwork. In fact it denies this, but nevertheless says that we should appreciate nature as if it were an artwork.

Everyone should agree that some things are aesthetically good, others are bad, and still others are indifferent. We have experiences of the bad and the indifferent just as we have experiences of the aesthetically good. ) What are the characteristics of (positive) aesthetic experience? 1 Kant thought that four features are essential to such judgments and distinguish it from others with which it might be confused. First, such judgments are subjective, that is, they are based on a felt response of pleasure, rather than the application of a rule or a concept.

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