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"The first comprehensive volume to explore the main themes, topics, thinkers and issues in philosophy and film. The Companion features sixty specially commissioned chapters from international scholars and is divided into four clear parts: issues and concepts; authors and trends; genres; and film as philosophy.
An authoritative guide to aesthetics that features 600+ articles by more than 500 art historians, philosophers, and theorists. The full text of this reference work is searchable within Oxford Art Online. Also available in print. Call number BH56 .E53 1998
"Written in clear and accessible prose by an assembly of some of the most distinguished philosophers of art, these essays develop the themes, discuss the problems, and evaluate the arguments of the main topics in the field."
Levinson has collected 48 essays on aesthetics, making this "the most comprehensive guide available to the theory, application, history, and future of the field." Check out the table of contents by clicking HERE. Also available in print. Call number: BH56 .O94 2003.