Art and Pornography: Philosophical Essays

Art and Pornography: Philosophical Essays


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ISBN-13: 9780198744085
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,178,704
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Hans Maes, University of Kent,Jerrold Levinson, University of Maryland

Hans Maes received his PhD from the University of Leuven, Belgium, and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Helsinki, Finland, and University of Maryland, USA. He is currently Lecturer in History and Philosophy of Art at the University of Kent and Associate Director of the Aesthetics Research Group. He has authored papers on a variety of subjects in aesthetics, including the role of intention in the interpretation of art, the notion of free beauty, and the relation between art and pornography. In 2010 he was elected President of the Dutch Society for Aesthetics.

Jerrold Levinson is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he has taught since 1976. He is the author of Music, Art, and Metaphysics (Cornell University Press, 1990), The Pleasures of Aesthetics (Cornell University Press, 1996), Music in the Moment (Cornell University Press, 1998), L=art, la musique, et l=histoire (Editions de l'eclat, 1998), La musique de film: fiction et narration (Presses Universitaires de Pau, 2000), and Contemplating Art (OUP, 2006), as well as editor of Aesthetics and Ethics (CUP, 1998) and The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics (OUP, 2003), and co-editor of Aesthetic Concepts (OUP, 2001).

Table of Contents

I. Pornography, Erotica, and Art
1. Who Says Pornography Can't Be Art?, Hans Maes
2. The Pornographic, the Erotic, the Charming, and the Sublime, Alex Neill
3. Pornography, Art, and the Intended Response of the Receiver, David Davies
4. Is Pornographic Art Comparable to Religious Art? Reply to Davies, Jerrold Levinson
II. Pornography, Imagination, and Fiction
5. Imagination, Fantasy, and Sexual Desire, Cain Todd
6. Pornography and Imagining about Oneself, Kathleen Stock
7. Pornography at the Edge: Depiction, Fiction, and Sexual Predeliction, Christy Mag Uidhir and Henry John Pratt
III. Pornography, Medium, and Genre
8. Why Do Porn Films Suck, Petra van Brabandt and Jesse Prinz
9. Anti-Pornography: Andre Kertesz's Distortions, Bence Nanay
10. An Aesthetics of Transgressive Pornography, Michael Newall
IV. Pornography, Ethics, and Feminism
11. On the Ethical Distinction Between Art and Pornography, Brandon Cooke
12. Concepts of Pornography: Aesthetics, Feminism, and Methodology, Andrew Kania
13. What's Wrong With The (Female) Nude? A Feminist Perspective on Art and Pornography, A. W. Eaton
14. Taking a Moral Perspective: On Voyeurism in Art, Elisabeth Schellekens

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