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Richard A. Wollheim (1923–2003)

Aesthetics: The Key Thinkers

Continuum, 2012

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...The British philosopher Richard Arthur Wollheim, whose interests, both inside and outside philosophy, were unusually wide, was, among other things, the finest aesthetician of his generation. He brought to the subject not only a powerful...

Kendall L. Walton (b. 1939)

Aesthetics: The Key Thinkers

Continuum, 2012

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...The contributions of Kendall Walton to philosophical reflection on the arts over the past forty odd years are striking both for their significance and influence and for their diversity. His work on the nature of visual representation...

A Silent Tartuffe

Jacques Rancière

Jacques Rancière taught at the University of Paris VIII, France, from 1969 to 2000, occupying the Chair of Aesthetics and Politics from 1990 until his retirement. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film Fables

Bloomsbury Academic, 2006

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...Friedrich Murnau’s film versions of Tartuffe (1925) and Faust (1926) offer the perfect opportunity to point out that the relationship between cinema and theater is a little more complex than the champions of the purity...

John Dewey (1859–1952)

Aesthetics: The Key Thinkers

Continuum, 2012

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...John Dewey was arguably the major figure in American aesthetics and philosophy of art in the first half of the twentieth century. With Charles Sanders Peirce and William James, Dewey is widely considered one of the three great American...

Roger Fry (1866–1934) and Clive Bell (1881–1964)

Aesthetics: The Key Thinkers

Continuum, 2012

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...Roger Eliot Fry and Arthur Clive Heward Bell were widely read critics, art theorists, and champions of postimpressionist art at a time when it was highly controversial. Bell has received greater attention philosophically due to his...

From One Manhunt to Another: Fritz Lang between Two Ages

Jacques Rancière

Jacques Rancière taught at the University of Paris VIII, France, from 1969 to 2000, occupying the Chair of Aesthetics and Politics from 1990 until his retirement. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film Fables

Bloomsbury Academic, 2006

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...Since its release in 1955, Fritz Lang’s While the City Sleeps has been seen as an expression of radical pessimism by an artist who had grown disenchanted with democracy and with the art of cinema through the combined forces of the American...
...The Obscene Question In a particularly striking passage from Short Voyages to the Land of the People, Jacques Rancière makes the following comment in relation to a film by Roberto Rossellini: ‘What did he say?’ Not: ‘Why did he kill...

Aristotle (384–322 BCE)

Aesthetics: The Key Thinkers

Continuum, 2012

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...The Poetics by Aristotle is the first and most important work of a philosophical account of an art form ever written. In the Greek, the title means, “On the poetic [craft]” (Peri poētikēs), but much of the Poetics focuses on a specific...

The Child Director

Jacques Rancière

Jacques Rancière taught at the University of Paris VIII, France, from 1969 to 2000, occupying the Chair of Aesthetics and Politics from 1990 until his retirement. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film Fables

Bloomsbury Academic, 2006

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...There is no denying that infancy is disarming. In either one of his twin figures, as pitiable or mischievous, the little animal was tailor made to reveal the world’s brutality and falsehood with the guile of innocence. And so the mind...

Introduction

Anna Christina Ribeiro

Anna Christina Ribeiro is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Texas Tech University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Companion to Aesthetics

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The word “aesthetics” traces its root to the ancient Greek word for sense perception (αἴσθησις, aisthêsis); on that basis one might be justified in presuming that this book is concerned with the science of perception in general. But words...