By Jerrold Levinson
Jerrold Levinson, some of the most favorite philosophers of artwork this day, offers a brand new selection of essays, following on from his 4 earlier collections, Music, artwork and Metaphysics (1990), The Pleasures of Aesthetics (1996), Contemplating Art (2006), and Musical Concerns (2015).
Aesthetic Pursuits particularly enhances Levinson's final quantity, Musical Concerns, by means of gathering contemporary essays now not all in favour of song, yet as an alternative targeting literature, movie, and visible artwork, whereas addressing problems with humour, attractiveness, and the feelings. The essays in Aesthetic Pursuits, that are wide-ranging, will charm strongly to aestheticians, artwork enthusiasts, and philosophers alike.
The quantity comprises seven formerly unpublished essays by means of Levinson, during which the writer seriously engages with outstanding modern contributions to aesthetic theory.
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