"The Continental Aesthetics Reader" collects together classic writings on art and aesthetics from the major figures in Continental thought. The second edition is clearly divided into seven sections: Nineteenth-Century German Aesthetics; Phenomenology and Hermeneutics; Marxism and Critical Theory; Embodiment and Technology; Excess and Affect; Poststructuralism and Postmodernism; and, Aesthetic Ontologies. Each section is clearly placed in its historical and philosophical context with introductions by Clive Cazeaux. An updated list of readings for this edition includes selections from Ranciere, Badiou, and Zizek. Ideal for introductory courses in aesthetics, Continental philosophy, art, and visual studies, "The Continental Aesthetics Reader" provides a thorough introduction to some of the most influential writings on art and aesthetics from Kant to Derrida.