Interpretation and Construction: Art, Speech, and the Law / Edition 1

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Overview

Interpretation and Construction examines the interpretation and products of intentional human behavior, focusing primarily on issues in art, law, and everyday speech.

  • Focuses on artistic interpretation, but also includes extended discussion of interpretation of the law and everyday speech and communication.
  • Written by one of the leading theorists of interpretation.
  • Theoretical discussions are consistently centered around examples for ease of comprehension.
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"Stecker is a key player in contemporary philosophical debates about interpretation. In his new book these debates are systematically and even-handedly expounded and Stecker's own distinctive position – a version of historicism and pluralism – defended with meticulous attention to detail. I would recommend his book both to those entering the debates for the first time and to those already well engaged." Peter Lamarque, University of York

"In characteristic fashion, Robert Stecker has written a carefully considered and well-crafted book. Interpretation and Construction addresses key issues that have become the subjects of lively debate. It is an important contribution that will be of special interest to philosophers of art, literature, history, and law." Michael Krausz, Bryn Mawr College

"Robert Stecker has thoughtfully and comprehensively advanced our understanding of ‘interpretation,’ skillfully surveying historicist and constructivist approaches. Of special interest, he addresses both art and law, two seemingly disparate areas in which theories of ‘interpretation’ have flourished, but have rarely been considered together." Julie C. Van Camp, California State University, Long Beach

"Overall, the arguments are interesting, extremely careful, and certainly make a significant contribution to the theory of interpretation. Not only does the book have much to offer to scholars, its arguments are easily accessible to students." Choice

"Overall, the arguments are interesting, extremely careful, and certainly make a significant contribution to the theory of interpretation. Not only does the book have much to offer to scholars, its arguments are easily accessible to students." Choice, December 2003

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405101752
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/28/2003
  • Series: New Directions in Aesthetics Series , #7
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.95 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Stecker is Professor of Philosophy at Central Michigan University. He is the author of Artworks: Definition, Meaning, Value and many articles in aesthetics, the philosophy of language, and the history of modern philosophy.

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements.

1. Interpreting the Everyday.

2. Art Interpretation: the Central Issues.

3. A Theory of Art Interpretation: Substantive Claims.

4. A Theory of Art Interpretation: Conceptual and Ontological Claims.

5. Radical Constructivism.

6. Moderate and Historical Constructivism.

7. Interpretation and Construction in the Law.

8. Relativism v. Pluralism.

References.

Index.

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