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By Stephen Davies

During this broadly revised and up to date version, 168 alphabetically prepared articles supply entire remedy of the most themes and writers during this quarter of aesthetics.

  • Written through sought after students overlaying a wide-range of key themes in aesthetics and the philosophy of art
  • Features revised and accelerated entries from the 1st variation, in addition to new chapters on contemporary advancements in aesthetics and a bigger variety of essays on non-Western considered art
  • Unique to this variation are six evaluation essays at the heritage of aesthetics within the West from antiquity to trendy times

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