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Explaining what art is and what's not art.

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Charles Taliaferro is Professor of Philosophy at St. Olaf College, Minnesota. He is the author of over twenty books on philosophy and lectures on aesthetics and the philosophy of religion.


"The best book on aesthetics of its kind. Engaging, comprehensive in scope, and rich with examples." -- David Vessey - Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Grand Valley State University, US
"Beginners who read this excellent introduction will encounter a wide range of sources, dealing with the major questions in aesthetics and illustrated by many and varied artistic examples." -- Gary Iseminger - Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Carleton College, USA, and author of The Aesthetic Function of Art
"Accessible and assured. This brief account of a vast subject is entirely successful." -- Professor Daniel N. Robinson - University of Oxford
'Providing a balanced view of many controversial concepts and traditions - from Plato to Mozart to Tolkien - Taliaferro gives a sound tour of the essential questions... Highly recommended as an introduction guide.' * Transpositions *

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