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By Owen Hulatt

no matter if artwork could be entirely self sustaining has been again and again challenged within the glossy historical past of aesthetics. during this number of specially-commissioned chapters, a workforce of specialists talk about the level to which artwork might be defined basically by way of aesthetic different types.

protecting examples from Philosophy, song and artwork background and drawing on continental and analytic resources, this quantity clarifies the connection among artistic endeavors and extra-aesthetic issues, together with old, cultural or monetary elements. It offers a accomplished evaluate of the question
of aesthetic autonomy, exploring its relevance to either philosophy and the comprehension of particular works of art themselves. by way of heavily interpreting how the production of artistic endeavors, and our decisions of those works of art, relate to society and historical past, Aesthetic and creative Autonomy presents an insightful and sustained dialogue of an important query in aesthetic philosophy.

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