Aesthetics: The Big Questions
November 1998, Wiley-Blackwell
Part II: Experience and Appreciation: How Do We Encounter Art?.
Part III: Aesthetic Evaluation: Who Decides?.
Part IV: Can We Learn from Art?.
Part V: Tragedy, Sublimity, Horror: Why Do We Enjoy Painful Experiences in Art?.
Part VI: Where is the Artist in the Work of Art?
* Includes unusual and yet highly readable material in addition to everything necessary for a standard aesthetics course.
"Carolyn Korsmeyer has produced a very useful anthology which will undoubtedly become a well used textbook for students of aesthetics and a valuable source of otherwise less readily available texts...the volume is radical in enriching the discipline and Korsmeyer has made the presence of women scholars and feminist theory in philosophy felt in fundamental ways." Melanie Selfe, Women's Philosophy Review, Special Issue no. 25, 2000