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Summary This category contains books and articles related to the history of both aesthetics and the philosophy of art.  It includes works that deal directly with the history of the discipline, works that deal with aesthetic concepts as treated by different authors from a  historical perspective, and works that reflect upon the status of the disciple.
Key works While in other philosophical fields, as the general history of philosophy or the history of some other philosophical disciplines, there are a handful of works that could be cited as the key works in the discipline, in the history of aesthetics or of the philosophy of art, it is difficult to point them out. Nevertheless, it is usual to cite, Tatarkiewicz's History of Aesthetics as one of these, although his review of such history ends up in the 1700s. This means that his work ought to be completed with others that either focus in the later development of the discipline (missing, therefore, comprehensiveness) or that also try a full review of the historical development of the field. Among them, we find Beardsley's Aesthetics from Classical Greece to the Present: a short Introduction written from the perspective of analytical philosophy; Bosanquet's A History of Aesthetics originally published in 1892; Gilbert and Kuhn's A History of Esthetics published in 1939; and Aesthetics: The Key Thinkers edited by Alessandron Giovannelli, and very recent (2012).
Introductions Besides the works already mentioned above, any general encyclopedia on aesthetics serves as a good introduction to the problems addressed by the history of aesthetics and of the philosophy of art. In this sense, both Encyclopedia of Aesthetics and The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics can be considered as good starting points.
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  1. Aesthetics.H. D. A. & James K. Feibleman - 1951 - Journal of Philosophy 48 (5):166.
  2. Real Art: An Essay in Aesthetics.Lars Aagaard-Mogensen - 1994 - Communication & Cognition.
  3. The New Paradigm in British Arts Education.Peter Abbs - 1996 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 30 (1):63-72.
  4. The Dichotomy of Theory and Practice: Blocker's "The Aesthetics of Primitive Art".Rowland Abiodun - 1995 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 29 (3):38.
  5. Avicenna on Beauty.Mohamadreza Abolghassemi - 2018 - Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 11 (1):45-54.
    The purpose of this paper is to study the philosophy of Avicenna, in order to identify his thoughts and reflections regarding aesthetics. We will try to analyze several texts in which he treated the notion of beauty. This analysis will allow us to compare the aesthetics of Avicenna with its main origins, namely Aristotelianism and Neoplatonism. Then, the detailed presentation of his aesthetic reflections will show us that his contributions to subjects relating to beauty, perfection, and aesthetic delight bear some (...)
  6. Frumosul Dincolo de Arta.Gheorghe Achitei - 1988 - Editura Meridiane.
  7. Aesthetics and Recall: Callimachus Frs. 226-9 Pf. Reconsidered.B. Acosta-Hughes - 2003 - Classical Quarterly 53 (2):478-489.
  8. On the Origin of the Word 'Arts' in 'Bachelor of Arts,' Etc.J. Adam - 1901 - The Classical Review 15 (04):220-221.
  9. The Aesthetics of Pessimism.John Stokes Adams - 1940 - Philadelphia.
  10. Aesthetics and Aisthesis New Perspectives and Discoveries.Hans Adler - 2002
  11. Aesthetics and Politics.Theodor W. Adorno (ed.) - 1977 - Verso.
  12. Evental Aesthetics: Retropective 1.Evental Aesthetics - 2015 - Evental Aesthetics 4 (1):1-116.
  13. Aesthetics After Hegel (Volume 1, Number 1, 2012).Evental Aesthetics - 2012 - Evental Aesthetics 1 (1):1-138.
    This issue is dedicated to thinking about art and current aesthetic perspectives through Hegelianism.
  14. Aesthetics and Modes of Analysis.Grounded Aesthetics - 2000 - In Stephen Linstead & Heather Höpfl (eds.), The Aesthetics of Organization. Sage Publications. pp. 111.
  15. Aktual Nye Voprosy Metodologii Sovremennogo Iskusstvoznaniia.M. N. Afasizhev, E. Ia Basin, Nataliia Aleksandrovna Iastrebova, A. I. A. Zis & Vsesoiuznyi Nauchno-Issledovatel Skii Institut Iskusstvoznaniia - 1983 - Izd-Vo "Nauka,".
  16. The Romantic Theory of Understanding and the Aesthetics of Fragmentary Writing.Navid Afsharzadeh - 2013 - Annales Philosophici 6.
  17. A Critical Rationalist Aesthetics.Joseph Agassi & Ian C. Jarvie (eds.) - 2008 - Rodopi.
    This book is a first attempt to cover the whole area of aesthetics from the point of view of critical rationalism. It takes up and expands upon the more narrowly focused work of E. H. Gombrich, Sheldon Richmond, and Raphael Sassower and Louis Ciccotello. The authors integrate the arts into the scientific world view and acknowledge that there is an aesthetic aspect to anything whatsoever. They pay close attention to the social situatedness of the arts. Their aesthetics treats art as (...)
  18. Enlightenment Orpheus: The Power of Music in Other Worlds.Vanessa Agnew - 2008 - Oup Usa.
    The Enlightenment saw a critical engagement with the ancient idea that music carries certain powers - it heals and pacifies, civilizes and educates. Yet this interest in musical utility seems to conflict with larger notions of aesthetic autonomy that emerged at the same time. In Enlightenment Orpheus, Vanessa Agnew examines this apparent conflict, and provocatively questions the notion of an aesthetic-philosophical break between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
  19. Att Skriva Introduktioner I Konstfilosofi. Rec. Av M. Eaton,"Basic Issues in Aesthetics".Lars-Olof Åhlberg - 1989 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 2 (3).
  20. 3. Sketch for a Christological Aesthetics.O. P. Aidan Nichols - 1997 - Logos. Anales Del Seminario de Metafísica [Universidad Complutense de Madrid, España] 1 (1).
  21. The Concept of Relevance in Aesthetics.Henry D. Aiken - 1947 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 6 (2):152-161.
  22. Epicurus and Aesthetic Disinterestedness.Celkyte Aiste - 2017 - Mare Nostrum 7:56-74.
    ABSTRACT: Aesthetic disinterestedness is one of the central concepts in aesthetics, and Jerome Stolnitz, the most prominent theorist of disinterestedness in the 20th century, has claimed that (i) ancient thinkers engagement with this notion was cursory and undeveloped, and consequently, (ii) the emergence of disinterestedness in the 18th century marks the birth of aesthetics as a discipline. In this paper, I use the extant works of Epicurus to show that the ancient philosopher not only had similar concepts, but also motivated (...)
  23. Système des Beaux-Arts. Alain - 1926 - Gallimard.
  24. Positive Aesthetics: Claims and Problems.María José Alcaraz León - 2010 - Enrahonar: Quaderns de Filosofía 45:15-25.
  25. Philosophy of Art.Virgil C. Aldrich - 1963 - Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall.
  26. The International Committee for Aesthetics.Jan Aler - 1971 - Mind 80 (318):320-b-320.
  27. The Human Eros: Eco-Ontology and the Aesthetics of Existence.Thomas M. Alexander - 2013 - Fordham University Press.
    " Our various cultures are symbolic environments or "spiritual ecologies" within which the Human Eros can thrive. This is how we inhabit the earth. Encircling and sustaining our cultural existence is nature.
  28. Neoplatonism and Western Aesthetics.Aphrodite Alexandrakis & Nicholas J. Moutafakis (eds.) - 2001 - State University of New York Press.
    Shows how the aesthetic views of Plotinus and later Neoplatonists have played a role in the history of Western art.
  29. Analytic Aesthetics and the Dilemma of Timelessness.Derek Allan - manuscript
    Explores the failure of analytic aesthetics to examine the question of the capacity of art to transcend time, and its own commitment – seldom explicitly acknowledged – to the assumption that this capacity functions through the traditional, but no longer viable, notion of timelessness inherited from Enlightenment aesthetics.
  30. Physiological Aesthetics.Grant Allen - 1877 - Garland.
  31. The Dark Arts of Politics: Aesthetics and Engineering in Nazism and Fascism.Jonathan Guy Allen - 2007 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 41 (1):113-122.
  32. A Note on Eighteenth-Century "Disinterestedness".Marcia Allentuck - 1962 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 21 (1):89-90.
  33. Visual Studies in Byzantium. A Pictorial Turn Avant la Lettre.Emmanuel Alloa - 2013 - Journal of Visual Culture 12 (1):3-29.
    As Hegel once said, in Byzantium, between homoousis and homoiousis, the difference of one letter could decide the life and death of thousands. As this article seeks to argue, Byzantine thinking was not only attentive to conceptual differences, but also to iconic ones. The iconoclastic controversy (726-842 AD) arose from two different interpretations of the nature of images: whereas iconoclastic philosophy is based on the assumption of a fundamental 'iconic identity', iconophile philosophy defends the idea of'iconic difference'. And while the (...)
  34. Restitutionen. Wiedergaben des 'Ursprungs des Kunstwerks' in der französischen Philosophie.Emmanuel Alloa - 2011 - In David Espinet & Tobias Keiling (eds.), Heideggers 'Ursprung des Kunstwerks'. Klostermann. pp. 261-276.
  35. Changer de sens. Quelques effets du tournant iconique.Emmanuel Alloa - 2010 - Critique 758 (8):647-658.
  36. Ensayos En Estética Contemporánea.Pedro Alzuru - 2007 - Digecex.
  37. Aesthetics.S. Ambujam - 1968 - Madras, New Era Publishers.
  38. Existentialism and the Arts.Van Meter Ames - 1951 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 9 (3):252 - 256.
  39. Note on "A History of Esthetics".Van Meter Ames - 1945 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 4 (1):26 - 28.
  40. Aesthetics of the Novel.Van Meter Ames - 1929 - Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):26-26.
  41. Aesthetics of the Novel. By D. H. Parker. [REVIEW]Van Meter Ames - 1928 - Ethics 39:111.
  42. Note on "a History of Esthetics".Meter Amevans - 1945 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 4 (1):26-28.
  43. The Function and Value of Aesthetics.Meter Amevans - 1941 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 1 (1):95-105.
  44. Book Review:A Primer of Aesthetics. Louis Grudin. [REVIEW]Meter Amevans - 1930 - Ethics 40 (4):557-.
  45. On the Structure of Contemporary Japanese Aesthetics.Rea Amit - 2012 - Philosophy East and West 62 (2):174-185.
    The jargon of Japanese art criticism has always had an abundance of unique terms, categories, and concepts. This is not only true when discussing traditional Japan, since there are just as many new terms today as there were in the past. Some of the new terms have developed or evolved from old ones, while others have appeared with no seeming connection to any traditional tendency. Yet, only a few of these terms can be considered for the meta-level discussion of Aesthetics, (...)
  46. Kognitivnye Aspekty Interpretat͡sii Sovremennoĭ Muzyki: Na Primere Tvorchestva Azerbaĭdzhanskikh Kompozitorov.Anna Amrakhovna Amrakhova - 2004 - Ėlm.
  47. Studies in Criticism and Aesthetics, 1660-1800: Essays in Honor of Samuel Holt Monk.Howard Anderson & John S. Shea - 1968 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 27 (1):103-104.
  48. Recent Acquisitions by the Otago Museum.J. K. Anderson - 1959 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 79:157.
  49. Calliope's Sisters: A Comparative Study of Philosophies of Art.Richard L. Anderson - 1991 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 49 (3):269-271.
  50. 12 Dialogues, 1962-1963.Carl Andre, Hollis Frampton & B. H. D. Buchloh - 1980
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