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Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art The Analytic Tradition: an Anthology

ISBN-10: 1405105828
ISBN-13: 9781405105828
Edition: 2003
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Book details

List price: $66.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/24/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 584
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.882
Language: English

This anthology provides comprehensive coverage of the major contributions of analytic philosophy to aesthetics and the philosophy of art, from the earliest beginnings in the 1950's to the present time. Traces the contributions of the analytic tradition to aesthetics and the philosophy of art, from the 1950's to the present time. Designed as a comprehensive guide to the field, it presents the most often-cited papers that students and researchers encounter. Addresses a wide range of topics, including identifying art, ontology, intention and interpretation, values of art, aesthetic properties, fictionality, and the aesthetics of nature. Explores particular art forms, including pictorial art, literature, music, and the popular arts.

Preface
Acknowledgments
General Introduction
Identifying Art
Introduction
The Role of Theory in Aesthetics
What Makes a Situation Aesthetic?
The Artworld
Defining Art Historically
The New Institutional Theory of Art
An Aesthetic Definition of Art
Weitz's Anti-Essentialism
Ontology of Art
Introduction
The Ontological Peculiarity of Works of Art
What a Musical Work Is
Platonism in Music: A Kind of Defense
Art Works as Action Types
Aesthetic Properties
Introduction
Aesthetic Concepts
Categories of Art
The Possibility of Aesthetic Realism
Intention and Interpretation
Introduction
The "Meaning" of a Literary Work
Intentions and Interpretations: A Fallacy Revived
Intention and Interpretation in Literature
The Constructivist's Dilemma
Values of Art
Introduction
Aesthetic Appraisal and Works of Art
Particularity, Art and Evaluation
The Test of Time
Artistic Value
Tragedy and Moral Value
The Ethical Criticism of Art
Fictionality
Introduction
How Can We Be Moved by the Fate of Anna Karenina?
Fearing Fictions
The Logical Status of Fictional Discourse
How Can We Fear and Pity Fictions?
On the Cognitive Triviality of Art
Pictorial Art
Introduction
Are Representations Symbols?
Photography and Representation
Originals, Copies, and Aesthetic Value
How Pictures Look
On Pictorial Representation
Literature
Introduction
Style and Personality in the Literary Work
Literary Aesthetics and Literary Practice
The Death of the Author: An Analytical Autopsy
Music
Introduction
Understanding Music
The Profundity of Music
The Expression and Arousal of Emotion in Music
Popular Art
Introduction
The Power of Movies
Prolegomena to Any Aesthetics of Rock Music
Rock versus Classical Music
Aesthetics of Nature
Introduction
Contemporary Aesthetics and the Neglect of Natural Beauty
Appreciation and the Natural Environment
The Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature
Index

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