This book aims to offer original answers to the fundamental questions of aesthetics. It covers all the important issues related to contemporary analytic aesthetics and discusses a wide range of major and minor figures in the field of aesthetics. The book includes chapters on the work of many prominent figures in the field, including Stanley Fish, Joseph Margolis, Richard Rorty, and Richard Shusterman.
Cluster theorists have differing methods for defining artworks. They differ in the number of properties they ascribe to these works. Gaut’s list of aesthetic properties is more restrictive, while Leopold’s list construes aesthetic properties more broadly. Both approaches are valid, but each has its own advantages and disadvantages.
The first point of a feminist philosophy of art is that art is biased by gender. The canon of art in the Western world is heavily male-oriented. Most great artists are men, and economic, social, and institutional impediments have prevented women from creating and exhibiting art. In addition, the concept of genius has been developed in a way to exclude women.