Nonaesthetic Issues in the Philosophy of Art: Art As a Social Realm

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780773489998
  • Publisher: Mellen, Edwin Press, The
  • Publication date: 1/1/1995
  • Pages: 376

Table of Contents

1 An Introduction to the Realm of Art 1
Artworld and the Philosophy of Art
Anti-Art and the Philosophy of Art
A Realm With No Map
2 The Institutional Theory of Artworld 21
From Danto to Dickie to Dickie
Dickie's Second Institutional Theory of Art
Some Worries About the Institutional Theory
What Dickie Accomplished
3 The Realm of Art 45
The Idea of a Social Realm
The Basic Social Realm
Insiders and Outsiders
Role and Rank
Domination of Practice and Language
Membership and Superiority
4 Self-Knowledge or Self-Control as the End of Art 75
Art As a Realm With a History
Art Production and Art Theory
Absolute Knowledge and Despair
Power, Control, and Theory
5 The Brash: An Entry to Contemporary Art Realm 99
The Doorway to Art
Brashness Appreciated
Brashness Rejected
Brashness as an End in Itself
6 Forging Issues From Forged Art 129
Forgery, Deception, and Fraud
Forgery as an Adjective
Forgery, Imitation, and Fakery
Forgery and Victims
The Forged and the Authentic
Forgery and Individuals
The Limits of Individualism
Forgeries and Aesthetic Worth
7 The Suspicion of An Art Forgery 151
Suspicion of Forgery as a Problem of Its Own
Suspicion and Confidence
Whom Suspicion Risks
Something About Art Realm
What Suspicion Risks
The Wages of Self-Suspicion
8 Can Art Be Pornographic? 175
Art and Pornography from the Aesthetician's Perspective
Art and Elevation
Elevation or (Mere) Difference?
How Art Looks to the Tourist
9 Can Genius Excuse Moral and Social Crudity? 199
The Artist Alone
Groups of Artists
The Artist in Retrospect
10 Secondary Language and Secondary Art 227
The Ordinary, the Primary, and the Secondary
The Ordinary and the Special
Another Specialized Language for Comparison
Are Electronic and Art/Aesthetic Languages Comparable?
Style and the Destabilization of Language
11 Seeing Aspects at the Doorway to Art 259
Tilghman's Wittgensteinian Theology
Some Alternative Examples of Seeing
Some Nonaesthetic Perceptions
Once More: The Languages of Art Realm
12 The Community of Art 285
What Tolstoy's Theory Seems to Be About
Where Tolstoy Went Astray
The Promising Ideas That Tolstoy Leaves Behind
13 The Art of Community 309
The Artist as Naturalist
Art as Animated
Involvement and Beyond
14 Whither the Realm of Art? 335
The Future of Art Realm
The Future of a Perspective
Bibliography 351
Index 361
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