The Philosophy of Art: An Introduction

The Philosophy of Art: An Introduction

by Theodore Gracyk

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780745649160
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/20/2011
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Theodore Gracyk is department chair and professor of philosophy at Minnesota State University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
1 Meaning, Interpretation, and Picturing
1 Representations and pictures
2 Theories of picturing
3 Intentions and transparency in pictures and photographs
4 Indiscernible counterparts
5 Fine art
2 Art as Expression
1 Overview of expression theories
2 Tolstoy's account of expressive art
3 Collingwood's account of expressive art
4 The expressive persona
5 Expression as arousal
6 Revising the arousal theory
7 Expression as cognitive recognition
3 Meaning and Creativity
1 Plato on creativity
2 Kant on genius
3 Metaphorical exemplification
4 Hegel and Marx
5 Material bases of creativity
6 Feminism and creativity
4 Fakes, Originals, and Ontology
1 Multiples and singularities
2 Abstract objects
3 Problems and implications
4 Fakes and originals
5 Objections and alternatives
5 Authenticity and Cultural Origins
1 Two kinds of contextualism
2 Four kinds of appropriation
3 Moral concerns
4 Culture
5 Authenticity
6 Modernity and authenticity
6 Defining Art
1 Philosophical definition
2 Historical background
3 Functional definitions
4 Institutional definitions
5 Historical definitions
6 The cluster account
7 Aesthetics
1 Aesthetic judgments and properties
2 Supervenience
3 Two complications
4 Aesthetics and nature
5 Formalism and detachment
6 Making special
7 Pleasure and appreciation
8 Beyond the Fine Arts
1 Popular and mass art
2 Standard criticisms of popular art
3 Social consequences of popular culture
4 Gender and race
5 Everyday aesthetics
9 Artistic and aesthetic value
1 Three kinds of value
2 The uniqueness thesis
3 Value empiricism
4 Instrumental value
5 An alternative analysis
6 Appreciation
7 Cognitive value
10 Conclusion
References
Index

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