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Art and Knowledge
     

Art and Knowledge

by James O. Young
 

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ISBN-10: 041525647X

ISBN-13: 9780415256476

Pub. Date: 10/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Art and Knowledge argues that the experience of art is so rewarding because it can be an important source of knowledge about ourselves and our relation to each other and to the world. He argues that all the arts, including music, are importantly representational. This kind of representation is fundamentally different from that found in the sciences, but it can

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Art and Knowledge argues that the experience of art is so rewarding because it can be an important source of knowledge about ourselves and our relation to each other and to the world. He argues that all the arts, including music, are importantly representational. This kind of representation is fundamentally different from that found in the sciences, but it can provide insights as important and profound as available from the sciences. Art and Knowledge is an exceptionally clear and interesting, as well as controversial, exploration of what art is and why it is valuable. It will be of interest to all philosophers of art, artists and art critics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415256476
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter One: What is Art? 1. Definitions of Art 2.The Relativity of Arthood 3.Defining Art Responsibly 4.Why Art Ought to Have Cognitive Value, Chapter Two: On Representation 5.What is Representation? 6.Types of Representation 7.The Representation of Types 8.Visual Art and Semantic Representation 9.Representation in Literature10.Representation in Music: I 11.Representation in Music: II, Chapter Three: The Epistemology of Art 12.Ways to Knowledge 13.Rejected Alternatives 14.Interpretive Illustration 15. Affective Illustration and Knowledge 16.What Can Be Learned From Art? 17.Replies to Objections 20.Cognitive Value and the Experiences of Art, Chapter Four: Evaluation of Art 19.Relativism and Aesthetic Value 20.The Extent of Aesthetic Relativism 21.Criteria of Evaluation, Chapter Five: Avant-Garde Art and Knowledge 22.What is Avant-Garde Art? 23.Exemplification and Avant-Garde Art 24.The Semantics of Avant-Garde Art 25.But Is It Art? 26.Destroying Works of Avant-Garde Art 27.Envoy, Notes, Bibliography

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