Philosophy of art, or aesthetics, is the branch of philosophy examining the nature of art and of the experience of art. Art, in this context, is broadly conceived as including the visual arts, literature, poetry, music, and dance.
Jacques Morizot's entry examines the French junction between Enlightenment ideals and the teachings of taste. From the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Philosophical theories about judgments of taste; from the Stanford Encyclopedia by Nick Zangwill.
Barry Hartley Slater gives an overview of this branch of philosophy explaining concepts such as sublime, representation, aesthetic value, and expression.From the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
A numerical rating system to judge the visual impact and aesthetics of various motifs operated upon by symmetrical transformations.
University of Virginia exhibition site emphasizing the formal aesthetic aspects of the objects and the moral and religious ideas they express, beyond cultural boundaries.
An essay discussing Eduard Hanslick's theory of the musically beautiful, with links to further information and sound recordings.
Articles and teaching resources on aesthetics, visual art, fashion and the culture of beauty.
Complete Philosophy of Art internet course at California State University, Long Beach. Includes e-texts and extensive links.
Criteria for determining quality in contemporary art. Links to Biddington's art business.
Overview of the most important aesthetic ideas that have arisen in the course of the Japanese philosophical tradition. From the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Quotations from the writings of the Marxist/humanist art critic, artist and novelist.
Including ideas in the aesthetics of literature, philosophical interpretation of literature, and literary treatment of philosophy, hosted by Project MUSE.
Download the Project Gutenberg eBook of Seven Discourses on Art by Sir Joshua Reynolds.
Based on the philosophic principles of Aesthetic Realism, founded by Eli Siegel. Located in SoHo, New York City.
Stanley Bates reviews this book by Jane Bennett.From Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
Discussion of "The Death of Art" theory at Frostburg State University Philosophical Forum.
Sources for the study of the ethical aspects of aesthetics.
Daniel Herwitz reviews this book by Paul Crowther. From Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
Exploring virtual reality and the philosophy of art, with methodology, biography, and essays on virtuality.
Composer, Thomas Becker's ideas about beauty and quality in music.
Aesthetics in transcendental literature, including Emerson and Thoreau.
Topics in philosophical aesthetics including imagination, formalism, beauty and Rothko.
Thanks to DMOZ, which built a great web directory for nearly two decades and freely shared it with the web. About us