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20th c. Aesthetics in Persian

20th c. Aesthetics in Persian20th c. Aesthetics in Persian

The final chapter of the Routledge Companion to Twentieth-Century Philosophy has recently been published in Persian.

The 22nd chapter of the 2010 work, which is an outstanding survey and evaluation of the century as a whole, has been translated into Persian by translator Pedram Heydari. The chapter titled ‘Twentieth-Century Aesthetics,’ is published as a 127-page book by Tehran-based Qoqnoos Publication, Mehr News Agency reported on Friday.

The Routledge Companion to Twentieth-Century Philosophy is an assessment of the major figures, themes, and movements in  20th-century philosophy. It comprises 22 chapters presenting a comprehensive picture of the period for the first time.

The 22 chapters are edited by Irish philosopher Dermot Moran who specializes in phenomenology and in medieval philosophy and is active in the dialogue between analytic and continental philosophy. He is currently Professor of Philosophy at the University College Dublin.

The companion’s final chapter available now in Iran has been authored by Paul Guyer, professor of Philosophy and Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author, editor, and translator of 18 books and numerous articles on German philosopher Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), history of modern philosophy and aesthetics.

In his chapter Guyer wrote: “In the 20th century, the arts underwent numerous convulsions of innovation in both form and content that seems to break fundamental ties with artistic traditions and conventions going back to the Renaissance or even antiquity.”

“On the other hand, the basic task of understanding our experience of art and the beauty and sublimity of nature in such a way that is independent of our cognitive and practical concerns or else distinctive, but nevertheless valuably supportive of them, has remained the basic project of most 20th century aesthetics.”

The Routledge Companion is cited as indispensable for anyone interested in philosophy over the last one hundred years, suitable for both expert and novice alike.

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