By Paul C. Taylor
Black is Beautiful identifies and explores the main major philosophical matters that emerge from the cultured dimensions of black existence, supplying a long-overdue synthesis and the 1st prolonged philosophical remedy of this significant subject.
- The first prolonged philosophical therapy of an enormous topic that has been virtually fullyyt missed via philosophical aesthetics and philosophy of art
- Takes a massive step in assembling black aesthetics as an item of philosophical study
- Unites components of scholarship for the 1st time – philosophical aesthetics and black cultural concept, dissolving the drawback of both learning philosophy, or learning black expressive culture
- Brings a variety of fields into dialog with each other– from visible tradition stories and artwork heritage to analytic philosophy to musicology – generating together illuminating methods that problem the various easy suppositions of each
- Well-balanced, updated, and fantastically written in addition to artistic and insightful
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