Aesthetics (An introduction to the philosophy of art), by Anne Sheppard

One of the recommended books for my course. Does what it says on the cover.

I think this is one of the best "textbooks" I've read. The book was very well structured: Sheppard tells you exactly what she's going to cover, and how she's going to explain things, and then she does just that. There are some places where she raises an issue but says she won't be pursuing it, which reinforces the sense that she's got a particular plan in mind and is following it. This is the kind of style I hope to achieve in my essays.

Too many things in the book caught my attention for me to quote all of them, and I'll be coming back to the book for reference material no doubt. But some of the things I highlighted:


Completed : 25-Oct-2006

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