Encyclopaedia Of Aesthetics
Aesthetics is commonly known as the study of sensory or sensori-emotional values, sometimes called judgments of sentiment and taste. More broadly, scholars in the field define aesthetics as "critical reflection on art, culture and nature". Aesthetics is a subdiscipline of axiology, a branch of philosophy, and is closely associated with the philosophy of art. Aesthetics studies new ways of seeing and of perceiving the world. Aesthetics includes many things together like art, music, poetry, literature etc., so it becomes very important and easy to understand these very facets of aesthetics in a proper way. This book starts with the introductory chapter aesthetics, followed by defining the concept of art, history of aesthetics, philosophy of aesthetics and aesthetics of music, poetry, literature and paintings. Eastern and western aesthetics and aesthetics in Indian architecture, art, literature and science have been defined as a separate chapter. This book concludes with a chapter on some of the great aestheticians which is very important to know as they are the persons who have contributed immensely towards the development of aesthetics over the years.
DR RANA PURUSHOTTAM KUMAR SINGH
Rana Purushottam Singh has spent his early life and received his schooling in Bihar, the place of BuddhaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Activities. He did has BA in Philosophy (Hons.) from Allahabad University, Uttar Pradesh and MA, M Phil and PhD in Buddhist Studies from Delhi University. Since the day of registration into Ph.D in the Department of Buddhist Studies, he has been taking classes of Post graduate and Certificates Courses. He is an expert of Pali Language and literature along Abhidhamma based Buddhist Philosophy. After completing Ph D. degree he has been awarded with Guest Lecturer post in the same department from he has completed his higher education. He has also worked as Project Fellow under the DSA Programme of the UGC. He has Presented many research articles at the national and international conferences in Indian and abroad and few of them have been published in different journals of repute. Currently he is associated with the Department as a Guest Lecturer of ICHR.
Preface VII Chapter-1: Aesthetics: An Introduction --Pg. 1 Chapter-2: Defining Art --Pg. 32 Chapter-3: History of Aesthetics --Pg. 51 Chapter-4: Aesthetics and its Philosophy --Pg. 70 Chapter-5: Aesthetics od Music, Poetry, Literature and Paintings --Pg. 150 Chapter-6: Aesthetics: Problem and Attitude --Pg. 229 Chapter-7: Eastern and Western Aesthetics --Pg. 245 Chapter-8: Aesthetics in Indian Architecture,Art Literature and Science --Pg. 255 Chapter-9: Great Aestheticians --Pg. 295 Bibliography --Pg. 321 Index --Pg. 325