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Reflects on all the arts and on problems of interpretation and evaluation. ‣Danto, Arthur C. ” Journal of Philosophy 61 (1964): 571–584. 2307/2022937 Introduces the idea of an “artworld” and argues that what makes something a work of art rests not on what it looks like, but on its role within a social and intellectual milieu. Uses Andy Warhol’s “Brillo Boxes” to illustrate his argument. ‣Danto, Arthur C. The Transfiguration of the Commonplace. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1981. ” ‣Dickie, George.

Dickie, George. Introduction to Aesthetics: An Analytic Approach. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. Analyzes key elements in the history of aesthetics from ancient Greece to modern times, but mostly introduces and reflects on analytical developments in the 20th century. ‣Graham, Gordon. Philosophy of the Arts: An Introduction to Aesthetics. 3d ed. London: Routledge, 2005. A popular and readable introduction including substantial chapters on music, the visual arts, literature, the performing arts, architecture, and the aesthetics of nature.

Important developments in the aesthetics of nature and the environment have also occurred. ANTHOLOGIES There are several collections of papers that give a thorough overview of analytical work in aesthetics, showing the range of topics covered and current thinking about them. Lamarque and Olsen 2003 collects influential papers on analytic aesthetics from its first flowering in the 1950s up to the present day. Schaper 1983 includes some contributions from analytic philosophers, such as John McDowell, not usually associated with aesthetics.

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