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Post-Modern Times: The Journal of Aesthetics and Art History (Volume 1)

PMT 1

Post-Modern Times: the journal of aesthetics and art history is dedicated to highlighting the work of the most gifted contemporary artists and exploring the aesthetic ideas they address.

Post-Modern Times: The Journal of Aesthetics and Art History (Volume 2)

PMT2

Post-Modern Times: the journal of aesthetics and art history is dedicated to highlighting the work of the most gifted contemporary artists and exploring the aesthetic ideas they address.

Post-Modern Times: The Journal of Aesthetics and Art History (Volume 3)

PMT3

Post-Modern Times: the journal of aesthetics and art history is dedicated to highlighting the work of the most gifted contemporary artists and exploring the aesthetic ideas they address.

Immanuel Kant: The Critique of Judgement

Kant

Immanuel Kant's great work on aesthetics, Critique of Judgement, argues that there is an objective quality to beauty that goes beyond mere emotion and personal preference. Though our individual pleasure or displeasure is fundamental in our attraction to a work of art, Kant argues that ultimately there are universal factors at play. The mere fact that such judgments are possible suggests a standard is being applied that exists outside of subjective opinion. Associating aesthetic judgments with moral ones, Kant asserts that there is a common sense of pleasure that is ubiquitous among humans. With the obvious exception of outliers, modern physiology and the turn in contemporary art towards creating beautiful works necessitates the reexamination of these fundamental questions of aesthetics. Originally published in 1790, Critique of Judgement (Part I: Critique of Aesthetic Judgement), is undoubtedly one of the most important essays in the history of aesthetics. Post-Modern Times is proud to make this work available in this attractive paperback edition.

David Hume: Of the Standard of Taste

Hume

David Hume is unquestionably one of history's most important philosophers, and Of the Standard of Taste is his seminal work on the subject of aesthetics. No artist, or art lover, should be unfamiliar with the ideas presented in this work. Hume's characteristic straightforward writing style is masterfully utilized in confronting the difficult questions of aesthetics and addressing them in the systematic, rational method of one of the greatest minds of the Enlightenment. Post-Modern Times is proud to bring you this, and other, essential works on aesthetics in an easily accessible and entertaining format.