List of aestheticians

This is a list of aestheticians (or aestheticists), philosophers of art, and aesthetes. That is, people who theorize about the nature of art and beauty.

A

B

  • Victor Basch
  • Yusuf Balasagun
  • Roland Barthes
  • Georges Bataille
  • Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten
  • Monroe Beardsley
  • Vissarion Belinsky
  • Clive Bell
  • Walter Benjamin
  • Arnold Berleant
  • George Birkhoff
  • Max Black
  • Maurice Blanchot
  • Harold Bloom
  • Georg Brandes
  • Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
  • Ferruccio Busoni

C

D

  • Arthur Danto
  • William C. Dowling
  • John Dewey
  • Jacques Derrida

E

F

G

  • Hans-Georg Gadamer
  • Alexander Gerard
  • Nelson Goodman
  • Edmund Gurney
  • Etienne Gilson

H

J

K

L

  • Susanne Langer
  • Vernon Lee
  • Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
  • Jerrold Levinson
  • Liu Xie (see The Literary Mind and the Carving of Dragons)
  • Longinus
  • Peter Lunenfeld
  • Jean-François Lyotard
  • György Lukács

M

  • John Maeda
  • André Malraux
  • Jacques Maritain
  • Georg Mehlis
  • Richard Meltzer
  • Theodor Mundt

N

O

  • Michael Oakeshott

P

  • Walter Pater
  • Ronald Paulson
  • Hans Pfitzner
  • Plato (see Symposium)
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Steven Poole

R

  • Ayn Rand
  • Thomas Reid
  • John Ruskin

S

V

  • Tudor Vianu

W

References

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