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Conversations on Art and Aesthetics

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2018.02.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Hans Maes, Conversations on Art and Aesthetics, Oxford University Press, 2017, 336 pp., $40.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199686100. Reviewed by Andrew Huddleston, Birkbeck College, University of London For better or for worse, contemporary philosophy of art, like most every philosophical sub-discipline, is dominated by the academic journal article and the scholarly monograph as the main media of publication. This book marks an interesting change. Following and adapting the format of a similar volume relating to ethics, this book offers ten discussions, led by Hans Maes, with distinguished figures in the field. Although the dialogue form has a long philosophical history, many of the most famous examples in the canon are not actually conversations, in any full-blooded sense. They are scripted exchanges written by a single author. And, however philosophically insightful, they are often poor examples of even a fictional. . .

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