"The best book on aesthetics of its kind. Engaging, comprehensive in scope, and rich with examples.”
"Beginners who read this excellent introduction will encounter a wide range of sources, dealing with the major questions in aesthetics and illustrated by many and varied artistic examples.”
"Accessible and assured. This brief account of a vast subject is entirely successful.”
'Providing a balanced view of many controversial concepts and traditions - from Plato to Mozart to Tolkien - Taliaferro gives a sound tour of the essential questions… Highly recommended as an introduction guide.'