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Aesthetic Essays

Malcolm Budd


The book contains a selection of essays on aesthetics, some of which have been revised or added to. A number of the essays are aimed at the abstract heart of aesthetics, attempting to solve a cluster of the most important issues in aesthetics which are not specific to particular art forms. These include the nature and proper scope of the aesthetic, the intersubjective validity of aesthetic judgements, the correct understanding of aesthetic judgements expressed through metaphors, aesthetic realism versus anti-realism, the character of aesthetic pleasure and aesthetic value, the aim of art, and ... More

Keywords: intersubjective validity, metaphor, art, emotion, music, picture, Wittgenstein

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199556175
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556175.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Malcolm Budd, author
Formerly University College London
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