Arguing about Art: Contemporary Philosophical Debates / Edition 3

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Arguing about Art, second edition is an expanded and revised edition of this highly acclaimed anthology. This lively collection presents an extensive range of topics in a unique and accessible approach. Five new sections have been added on interpretation, objectivity, gardening, horror and morality and many of the introductions have been updated.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'A most valuable supplement to any philosophical aesthetics course, one that would enliven and freshen it up, partly by deftly engaging students.' The Times Higher Education Supplement

'My first choice for a core text in an undergraduate course would be Neill and Ridley. On every topic their lively collection stimulates thought.' The European Journal of Philosophy

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415424516
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Series: Arguing About Philosophy Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 504
  • Sales rank: 424,040
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Alex Neill is a Senior Lecturer and Aaron Ridley is a Professor, both at the University of Southampton, UK.
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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
Pt. 1 The art of food? 3
2 Food as art 9
3 The meaning of taste and the taste of meaning 28
Pt. 2 The "authentic" performance of music 51
4 Authenticity in musical performance 57
5 The concept of authentic performance 69
Pt. 3 Fakes and forgeries 81
6 What is wrong with a forgery? 87
7 Artistic crimes 100
Pt. 4 Rock music and culture 113
8 The decline of musical culture 119
9 Music's worldly uses, or how I learned to stop worrying and to love Led Zeppelin 135
Pt. 5 Appreciation, understanding, and nature 149
10 Appreciation and the natural environment 155
11 On being moved by nature: between religion and natural history 167
Pt. 6 Photography and representation 189
12 Photography and representation 195
13 Scruton and reasons for looking at photographs 215
14 Individual style in photographic art 223
Pt. 7 Feelings and fictions 233
15 How can we be moved by the fate of Anna Karenina? 239
16 Fiction and the emotions 250
Pt. 8 Enjoying horror 269
17 Why horror? 275
18 The paradox of horror 295
Pt. 9 Sentimentality 309
19 Sentimentality 315
20 The alleged unwholesomeness of sentimentality 320
Pt. 10 Art and morality 333
21 Morals in fiction and fictional morality 339
22 Morals in fiction and fictional morality - a response 358
Pt. 11 Feminism and aesthetics 375
23 Oppressive texts, resisting readers and the gendered spectator: the "new" aesthetics 381
24 Art, oppression, and the autonomy of aesthetics 399
Pt. 12 Public art 423
25 Transcript of a hearing to decide the future of Tilted Arc 429
26 What is public art?: Time, place and meaning 436
27 Public art / public space: the spectacle of the Tilted Arc controversy 446
28 Public art controversy: the Serra and Lin cases 457
Index 471
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