Nature of Art / Edition 1

Nature of Art / Edition 1

by Thomas E. Wartenberg
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Cengage Learning


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Nature of Art / Edition 1

Intended for aesthetics courses in philosophy departments, or philosophy of art and critical aesthetic theory courses in art departments, THE NATURE OF ART is a collection of 28 seminal, historically-organized readings that are focused on a basic philosophical question: What is Art? Including writings from the Western tradition as well as non-Western, minority, and feminist writings, this volume provides students with a rich set of resources to explore this matter both broadly and deeply. Introductions to each reading situate the selection amidst each respective thinker's body of work and the greater philosophical context in which the remarks arose. Reading questions for each reading draw students' attention to key points to be encountered. Hailed by reviewers for its clarity and rigor, Wartenberg's THE NATURE OF ART offers a lively and engaging introduction to the philosophy of art.

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ISBN-13: 9780155070349
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 07/23/2001
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.43(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

1. Art as Imitation: Plato. 2. Art as Cognition: Aristotle. 3. Art as Representing Nature: Leon Battista Alberti. 4. Art as Object of Taste: David Hume. 5. Art as Communicable Pleasure: Immanuel Kant. 6. Art as Revelation: Arthur Schopenhauer. 7. Art as the Ideal: G.W.F. Hegel. 8. Art as Redemption: Friedrich Nietzsche. 9. Art as Communication of Feeling: Leo N. Tolstoy. 10. Art as Symptom: Sigmund Freud. 11. Art as Significant Form: Clive Bell. 12. Art as Expression: R.G. Collingwood. 13. Art as Experience: John Dewey. 14. Art as Truth: Martin Heidegger. 15. Art as Auratic: Walter Benjamin. 16. Art as Liberator: Theodor Adorno. 17. Art as Indefinable: Morris Weitz. 18. Art as Exemplification: Nelson Goodman. 19. Art as Theory: Arthur Danto. 20. Art as Institution: George Dickie. 21. Art as Aesthetic Production: Monroe Beardsley. 22. Art as Text: Roland Barthes. 23. Art as Fetish: Adrian Piper. 24. Art as Deconstructable: Jacques Derrida. 25. Art as Feminist: Hilde Hein. 26. Art as Contextual: Dele Jegede. 27. Art as Postcolonial: Kwame Anthony Appiah. 28. Art as Virtual: Douglas Davis.

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