Robert E. Wood

Robert E. Wood, chair and professor of philosophy at the University of Dallas, is editor of American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly and author of Martin Buber's Ontology and A Path into Metaphysics.

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Placing Aesthetics · Reflections on the Philosophic Tradition
By Robert E. Wood

Examining select high points in the speculative tradition from Plato and Aristotle through the Middle Ages and German tradition to Dewey and Heidegger, Placing Aesthetics seeks to locate the aesthetic concern within the larger framework of each thinker's philosophy. In Professor Robert Wood's study, aesthetics is not peripheral but rather central to the speculative tradition and to human existence as such. In Dewey's terms, aesthetics is “experience in its integrity.”