The Continental Aesthetics Reader, Paperback Book

The Continental Aesthetics Reader Paperback

Edited by Clive Cazeaux


The Continental Aesthetics Reader brings together classic and contemporary writings on art and aesthetics from the major figures in continental thought.

The second edition is clearly divided into seven sections:Nineteenth-Century German AestheticsPhenomenology and HermeneuticsMarxism and Critical TheoryExcess and AffectEmbodiment and TechnologyPoststructuralism and PostmodernismAesthetic Ontologies. Each section is clearly placed in its historical and philosophical context, and each philosopher has an introduction by Clive Cazeaux.

An updated list of readings for this edition includes selections from Agamben, Butler, Guattari, Nancy, Virilio, and Zizek.

Suggestions for further reading are given, and there is a glossary of over fifty key terms. Ideal for introductory courses in aesthetics, continental philosophy, art, and visual studies, The Continental Aesthetics Reader provides a thorough introduction to some of the most influential writings on art and aesthetics from Kant and Hegel to Badiou and Ranciere.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 768 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Philosophy: aesthetics
  • ISBN: 9780415481847



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