Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Feminist Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art: Critical Visions, Creative Engagements
Foyalty 378

Feminist Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art: Critical Visions, Creative Engagements (Hardback)

Pre-order for despatch on publication.


While much feminist philosophy is enjoying third- and fourth-wave developments building on its scholarly roots forged in the 1960's and 1970's, feminist theoretical work has taken what seems an exceptionally long time to break into the stubborn areas of aesthetics and philosophy of art. Aesthetics may seem like a back-burner issue generally, if we understand feminism mainly as a social justice movement seeking equality and solutions to socioeconomic, political, and cultural inequities. Framed this way, theories and practices concerning artistic production and/or engagement may seem less pressing or useful than, say, work in the sister area of feminist social and political theory.

The truth, however, is that aesthetic value, political value, ethical value (ven scientific value and religious value) intersect in meaningful and complex ways, both in oppressive practices and liberatory strategies. The essays in Feminist Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art: Critical Visions, Creative Engagements address this dearth in the field, and explore connections between these too-often-separated value spheres while drawing on and offering critiques of work in traditional philosophical aesthetics. Accessible for graduates and advanced undergraduates, the collection is especially relevant in areas of sociopolitical philosophy, ethics, phenomenology, epistemology, critical social theory and cultural studies. It is a rich resource for feminist scholars across all disciplines, and will also interest a general educated popular audience curious about art, feminism, practices of creative engagement, and with ways these interact or contrast with daily life.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryArts: general issues & referenceArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryTheory of artPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheoryPhilosophy: aesthetics Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc. Publication Date: 01/04/2010 ISBN-13: 9781402068362  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Pre-order for despatch on publication. Pre-Order

L. Ryan Musgrave is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Rollins College in Florida, and earned her Ph.D. in both philosophy and literature from Purdue University. Her work is on feminist and sociopolitical/legal philosophy, aesthetics, American philosophy, and value theory generally. Her main interests include the overlap of aesthetics, ethics, and politics, and the epistemological value of art and imagination (especially in the Pragmatist tradition of liberal education). Her most recent work is on democratic aesthetics, pragmatism, and critical social theory; it has appeared in Hypatia, Feminist Interpretations of Jane Addams, the International Journal of Arts in Society, and is forthcoming in Contemporary Pragmatism. She has recently served at Rollins as Honors Degree Program Director, Department of Philosophy and Religion Chair, and Women's Studies Program Coordinator.

More books by L. Ryan Musgrave

Leave Review


Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
Free UK Standard Delivery on Orders Over £20 (2nd Class)     3-5 Days
UK Standard Delivery (2nd Class) £2.75 £0.00 3-5 Days
UK 1st Class Delivery £3.75 £0.00 1-2 Days
Click and Collect / 
Delivery to a Foyles Bookshop
Free Free From 2 hours - Individual item delivery times given at checkout
UK Courier £7.95 £0.00 1 Working Day
Western Europe**Airmail £9.00 £1.00 7-8 Days
Rest of World Airmail £12.50 £1.00 7-10 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Click and Collect is available for all our shops; collection times will vary depending on availability of items. Individual despatch times for each item will be given at checkout.

Delivery Help & FAQs

A Year of Books Subscription Packages 

Delivery is free for the UK. Western Europe costs £60 for each 12 month subscription package purchased. For the Rest of the World the cost is £100 for each package purchased. All delivery costs are charged in advance at time of purchase. For more information please visit the A Year of Books page.

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Briefe: 1886-1929
Michael Diers; Steffen Haug; Thomas...
The Secrets of Art: Hidden Messages,...
Debra N. Mancoff
Artistic Circles: The inspiring...
Susie Hodge; Sarah Papworth
ArtQuake: The Most Disruptive Works ...
Susie Hodge
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close