Journal of Aesthetic Education

Editor: Pradeep Dhillon


Current Volume: 57 (2023)
Issued quarterly (Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter)
ISSN: 0021-8510
eISSN: 1543-7809


Journal of Aesthetic Education (JAE) is a highly respected interdisciplinary journal that focuses on clarifying the issues of aesthetic education understood in its most extensive meaning. The Journal thus welcomes articles on philosophical aesthetics and education devoted to problem areas in education critical to arts and humanities at all institutional levels, to an understanding of the aesthetic import of the new communications media and environmental aesthetics, and to an understanding of the aesthetic character of humanistic disciplines. The Journal is a valuable resource not only to educators, but also to philosophers, art critics and art historians.


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Featured Articles

Forget Taste
Noël Carroll

Moral Learning through Tragedy in Aristotle and Force Majeure
James MacAllister

Art and Moral Motivation: Why Art Fails to Move Us
Iris Vidmar Jovanović

Aesthetic Preparation
David Fenner

The Practical Education of Poetry: Discovering Pain and Therapeutic Effects in Shelley's “Mutability” and Keats's “Ode on Melancholy”
Jie-Ae Yu

On “Perspective(s)” and Empathy in Art Education
Ela Krieger

Overcoming Limitations: Reading as Transformational Experience in Emerson's Writings
Michael Boatright

The Educational Journey: Bildningsresa (Swedish), Bildungsreise (German), and Personal Development
Anja Kraus; Maria Pemsel

The Aesthetic Value of Film
Abel B. Franco

Beyond the Art Museum: A Phenomenological-Hermeneutic Account of Everyday Aesthetics
Soheil Ashrafi; Michael Garbutt; Altyn Kapalova

The Aesthetics of Water Management of The Humble Administrator's Garden
Xiaofeng Cen; Gao Letian; Selvaraj Jonathan Nimal; Zhu Yisong

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Knowledge Discovery in Chess Using an Aesthetics Approach
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Back Matter

Aesthetic Solidarity "After" Kant and Lyotard
Bart Vandenabeele

Reviewed Work: A History of American Music Education by Michael L. Mark, Charles L. Gary
Sondra Wieland Howe

Rembrandt and Learning
Ralph A. Smith

Rembrandt and Collections of His Art in America: An NEH Curriculum Project
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