The Nature of Art
By A. L. Cothey
To Be Published September 27th 2013 by Routledge – 212 pages
Series: Problems of Philosophy
Although various aesthetic themes have preoccupied many major philosophers, from Plato to Goodman, the central questions of the philosophy of art have remained ill-defined. This book gives a concise and systematic account of the leading philosophical ideas about art and aesthetics from ancient times to the present day, and goes on to propose a new theory of aesthetic satisfaction and artistic abilities.