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The Metaphysics of Beauty / Nick Zangwill.

Author/Creator:
Zangwill, Nick author.
Publication:
Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
In chapters ranging from "The Beautiful, the Dainty, and the Dumpy" to "Skin-deep or In the Eye of the Beholder?" Nick Zangwill investigates the nature of beauty as we conceive it, and as it is in itself. The notion of beauty is currently attracting increased interest, particularly in philosophical aesthetics and in discussions of our experiences and judgments about art. In The Metaphysics of Beauty, Zangwill argues that it is essential to beauty that it depends on the ordinary features of things. He uses this principle to defend the notion of the aesthetic, to call for a version of aesthetic formalism, and to reconsider the reality of beauty. The Metaphysics of Beauty brings beauty to the center of intellectual consciousness in a manner informed by contemporary metaphysics and engages with beauty as an enduring object of human thought and experience.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Part One. Dependence
Chapter 1. The Beautiful, the Dainty, and the Dumpy
Chapter 2. The Concept of the Aesthetic
Chapter 3. Aesthetic Supervenience Defended
Part Two. Formalism
Chapter 4. Feasible Aesthetic Formalism
Chapter 5. In Defense of Moderate Aesthetic Formalism
Chapter 6. Defusing Anti-Formalist Arguments
Chapter 7. Formal Natural Beauty
Chapter 8. Aesthetic/Sensory Dependence
Part Three. Realism
Chapter 9. Hume, Taste, and Teleology
Chapter 10. Metaphor and Realism in Aesthetics
Chapter 11. Skin-Deep or in the Eye of the Beholder?
Chapter 12. Differences
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 20. Sep 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9781501711350
OCLC:
1038486976
Publisher Number:
10.7591/9781501711350 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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