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26 Jun 2012
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Scruton's Aesthetics is a comprehensive critical evaluation of one of the major aestheticians of our age. The opening chapter by Roger Scruton is followed by fourteen essays from leading names in aesthetics from across the globe. The book showcases the best recent work dedicated to assessing the impact and significance of Scruton's aesthetics. The contributors offer critical analysis of his vast body of work, to which Scruton himself replies in a final chapter.


Description

Scruton's Aesthetics is a comprehensive critical evaluation of one of the major aestheticians of our age. The opening chapter by Roger Scruton is followed by fourteen essays from leading names in aesthetics from across the globe. The book showcases the best recent work dedicated to assessing the impact and significance of Scruton's aesthetics. The contributors offer critical analysis of his vast body of work, to which Scruton himself replies in a final chapter.


Contents

Preface
Notes on Contributors
Summary of the Chapters
Introduction
Working Towards Art; R.Scruton
Scruton's Musical Experiences; N.Zangwill
Scruton's Theory of 'Hearing As' and Musical Metaphor; M.Spitzer
Scruton on Hearing the Musician; R.Van Gerwen
Scruton and Wittgenstein on Musical Expression; F.Knappik
Scruton, Representation, and the Philosophy of Opera; D.B.Gallagher
Eros and the Redemption of the Gods; S-J.Leslie
Roger Scruton's 'Photography and Representation'; J.Friday
Fantasy, Imagination and Film; K.Stock
Scruton on Architecture; G.Graham
The Autonomy of Architecture; A.Hamilton
Against Neatness; and the Neateners who would Neaten Us; E.Winters
Imagination, Expressiveness, and Expression in the Case of Wine; C.Todd
Who's Afraid of Roger Scruton?; C.Stevens
The Disintegration of Aesthetics; P.Lamarque
A Guarded Response; R.Scruton
List of Books Published by Roger Scruton
Index


Authors

ANDY HAMILTON is Reader inPhilosophy at Durham University, UK. His publications include Aesthetics and Music (2007), Lee Konitz: Conversations on the Improviser's Art (2007), The Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Wittgenstein and On Certainty (forthcoming) and many articles in aesthetics and philosophy of mind.

NICK ZANGWILL is Professor in Philosophy at the University of Durham, UK. He is the author of The Metaphysics of Beauty (2001)and Aesthetic Creation (2007).