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Module Reading List

Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art, 2019/20, Semester 1
Professor Matthew Kieran
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Reading List for PHIL 3322 :

Core Set Texts Compulsory Readings for Tutorials

Tutorial 1.

Margaret A. Boden, "In a Nutshell" in The Creative Mind: Myths and Mechanisms, 2nd ed. (Routledge, 2004), pp. 1-10  

Alison Hills and Alexander Bird, "Creativity without Value" in Berys Gaut and Matthew Kieran (eds.), Creativity and Philosophy (Routledge 2018), pp. 95-107   

David M. Woodruff, "A Virtue Theory of Aesthetics", Journal of Aesthetic Education 35 (3), 2001, pp. 23-36.     

Tutorial 2.

David Hume, "The Standard of Taste", 1757, in his Five Essays, ed. Jonathan Bennett, 2008, pp. 7-19.  

Immanuel Kant, Critique of Judgement, 1790, excerpts as published in Steven M. Cahn and Aaron Meskin (eds.), Aesthetics: A Comprehensive Anthology (Blackwell, 2008), pp. 131-162.   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Tutorial 3.

Jerome Stolnitz, "On the Cognitive Triviality of Art", British Journal of Aesthetics, 32 (3), 1992, pp. 191-200.     

Catherine Wilson, "Literature and Knowledge", Philosophy, 58 (226), 1983, pp. 489-496.    

Iris Vidmar, "Against the Cognitive Triviality of Art", Proceedings of the European Society for Aesthetics, 2, 2010, pp. 516-531.    

Tutorial 4.

Berys Gaut, "The Merited Response Argument", Chapter 10 in his Art, Emotion and Ethics (Oxford University Press, 2009), pp. 227-252.    

Anne W. Eaton, "Robust Immoralism", Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 70 (3), 2012, pp. 271-280.  

Background and Supplementary Readings

Steven M. Cahn and Aaron Meskin, Aesthetics : a comprehensive anthology (Blackwell, 2008).

Alex Neill and Aaron Ridley (eds.), The philosophy of art: readings ancient and modern (McGraw-Hill, 1995).

Berys Gaut and Matthew Kiean (eds.), Creativity and Philosophy (Routledge, 2018)

Elliot Samuel Paul and Scott Barry Kaufman (eds.), The Philosophy of Creativity (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Michael Krausz, Denis Dutton and Karen Bardsley (eds.), The Idea of Creativity (Brill, 2009)

Anthony Savile, The test of time : an essay in philosophical aesthetics (Oxford, 1982), pp. 236-250 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Immanuel Kant, Critique of the power of judgment (Cambridge, 2000), pp. 89-127  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Monroe Beardsley, Aesthetics from Classical Greece to the present : a short history (University of Alabama, 1975)

Noël Carroll, Philosophy of art : a contemporary introduction (Routledge, 1999)

Stephen Davies, The philosophy of art (Wiley-Blackwell, 2006).

George Dickie, Introduction to aesthetics : an analytic approach (Oxford, 1997)

Berys Gaut and Dominic Lopes (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics (1st, 2nd or 3rd editions) (Routledge 2001, 2005, 2013)

Gordon Graham, Philosophy of The Arts: an Introduction (1st, 2nd or 3rd edition) (Routledge, 1997, 2000, 2005)

Michael Kelly (ed.), Encyclopedia of aesthetics vols. 1-4 (Oxford, 1998)

Matthew Kieran (ed.), Contemporary debates in aesthetics and the philosophy of art (Blackwell, 2005)

Peter Kivy (ed.), The Blackwell guide to aesthetics (Blackwell, 2004).

Peter Lamarque and Stein Haugom Olsen (eds.), Aesthetics and the philosophy of art : the analytic tradition : an anthology (Blackwell, 2004)

Jerrold Levinson (ed.), The Oxford handbook of aesthetics (Oxford, 2005)

Alex Neill and Aaron Ridley (eds.), Arguing About Art (1st, 2nd or 3rd edition) (Routledge 1995, 2002, 2008)

Robert Stecker, Aesthetics and the philosophy of art : an introduction (Rowman and Littlefield, 2005)

Wladyslaw Tatarkiewicz, History of Aesthetics, vols. I-III (Mouton, 1974) Dabney Townsend, An Introduction to Aesthetics (Blackwell, 1997)

Dabney Townsend, An introduction to aesthetics (Blackwell 2007)

This list was last updated on 23/10/2019