Contemporary Debates in Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art

ISBN-10: 1405102403
ISBN-13: 9781405102407
Edition: 2005
Authors: Mathew Kieran
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List price: $53.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/2/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

Presenting fresh debates on key issues in aesthetics and the philosophy of art, this volume covers such topics as the nature of beauty, aesthetic experience, the nature of our emotional responses to art, interpretation, and the interrelations between the moral character of a work and its artistic value.

Acknowledgments
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: A Conceptual Map of Issues in Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art
How are Artistic Experience and Value Interrelated?
Aesthetic Empiricism and the Challenge of Fakes and Ready-mades
Against Enlightened Empiricism
References and Further Reading
In What Does True Beauty Consist?
Beauty and Ugliness In and Out of Context
Terrible Beauties
References and Further Reading
What is the Nature of Aesthetic Experience?
Aesthetic Experience: A Question of Content
The Aesthetic State of Mind
References and Further Reading
Should We Value Works as Art for What We Can Learn from Them?
Art and Cognition
Cognitive Values in the Arts: Marking the Boundaries
References
How do Pictures Represent?
The Speaking Image: Visual Communication and the Nature of Depiction
The Domain of Depiction
References and Further Reading
What Constitutes Artistic Expression?
Artistic Expression and the Hard Case of Pure Music
Musical Expressiveness as Hearability-as-expression
References and Further Reading
In what Ways is the Imagination Involved in Engaging with Artworks?
Anne Bronte and the Uses of Imagination
Imagine That!
References and Further Reading
Can Emotional Responses to Fiction be Genuine and Rational?
Genuine Rational Fictional Emotions
The Challenge of Irrationalism, and How Not To Meet It
References and Further Reading
Is Artistic Intention Relevant to the Interpretation of Artworks?
Interpretation and the Problem of the Relevant Intention
Art, Meaning, and Artist's Meaning
References and Further Reading
Are there General Principles of Evaluation?
There Are No Aesthetic Principles
Iron, Leather, and Critical Principles
References and Further Reading
What are the Relations between the Moral and Aesthetic Values of Art?
Artistic Value and Opportunistic Moralism
Ethical Criticism and The Vice of Moderation
References and Further Reading
Index

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