Contemporary Philosophy of Art: Readings in Analytic Aesthetics / Edition 1

Contemporary Philosophy of Art: Readings in Analytic Aesthetics / Edition 1

by John W. Bender, H. Gene Blocker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130180866

ISBN-13: 9780130180865

Pub. Date: 02/28/1993

Publisher: Pearson

An anthology of contemporary readings in analytic aesthetics, this reference reflects the relationships among the central aesthetic concerns of recent years. Providing a new perspective on the contemporary philosophy of art, this volume examines the challenge of Postmodernism and how it may or may not affect the future of analytic aesthetics ...

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An anthology of contemporary readings in analytic aesthetics, this reference reflects the relationships among the central aesthetic concerns of recent years. Providing a new perspective on the contemporary philosophy of art, this volume examines the challenge of Postmodernism and how it may or may not affect the future of analytic aesthetics ... offers a case study of the progress that has been made in handling the problem of expression in the arts ... reconceptualizes the concepts of the art work, its properties, and our experience and evaluation of it -- to take into account an expanding cultural, sociological contextualization, i.e., art as a culturally emergent product of social institutions and conventions ... features several readings organized around clusters of writers discussing each other's ideas and proposals, including: Beardsley, Dickie, and Blizek -- Wolterstorff, Levinson, and Bender -- Stolnitz and Dickie -- Beardsley, Margolis, and Novitz -- and Sibley and Dickie. Suitable for professionals in the art industry and anyone interested in the philosophy or aesthetics of art.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130180865
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
02/28/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
607
Product dimensions:
7.12(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.38(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Taking Stock1
Analytic Aesthetics: Retrospect and Prospect10
Letting the Sunshine In: Has Analysis Made Aesthetics Clear?19
The Eclipse and Recovery of Analytic Aesthetics34
Philosophy of Art After Analysis and Romanticism55
2The Postmodern Challenge67
The Philosophy of Postmodernism74
Art, Culture, and Postmodern Expression: A Communicative Aesthetic78
The Contradictory Character of Postmodernism93
Feminism in Context: A Role for Feminist Theory in Aesthetic Evaluation106
3Case in Point: Expressiveness and Art123
Intuition and Expression128
Does Traditional Aesthetics Rest on a Mistake?134
Expressiveness145
Is Music a Language of the Emotions?150
Exemplification and Expression159
The Concept of Expression: A Proposal164
4The Particularity of Art and the Generality of Theory171
Critique of the Aesthetical Judgment176
The Role of Theory in Aesthetics191
The Artistic Enfranchisement of Real Objects: The Artworld199
What Is Art? An Institutional Analysis207
An Institutional Theory of Art219
What Is a Work of Art?225
5Art and Its Properties233
Regional Qualities239
Aesthetic Concepts243
The Variety of Aesthetic Qualities260
Expressive Properties of Art268
Categories of Art282
6What Sorts of Things Are Works of Art?303
From Art and Its Objects: An Introduction to Aesthetics309
The Ontological Peculiarity of Works of Art317
Toward an Ontology of Art Works322
What a Musical Work Is338
Music and Metaphysics: Types and Patterns, Performances and Works354
7Aesthetic Experience and Art's Value367
The Myth of the Aesthetic Attitude373
The Aesthetic Point of View384
The Activity of Aesthetic Experience396
In Defense of Aesthetic Value402
Instrumental Cognitivism406
Aesthetic Responses and Works of Art412
8Questions of Interpretation419
Critical Communication424
The Testability of an Interpretation433
Describing and Interpreting a Work of Art444
Reinterpreting Interpretation454
Hermeneutics and the 'Crisis' of Literature471
Interpreting Art481
9Evaluating Art and the Relativism Controversy493
The Refutation of Relativism500
Robust Relativism506
Towards a Robust Realism516
Art and Beauty531
General Criteria and Reasons in Aesthetics535
Beardsley, Sibley, and Critical Principles546
10Art, Science, and Knowledge: Knowing the World through Art557
Art and Knowledge563
Interpretation in Science and in Art570
Art and the Understanding580
Literature, Science, and Reflection582
Fiction and the Growth of Knowledge585
Art as a Source of Knowledge: Linking Analytic Aesthetics and Epistemology593

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