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Origins of Aesthetic Thought in Ancient Greece Matter, Sensation, and Experience

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ISBN-10: 0521841801

ISBN-13: 9780521841801

Edition: 2010

Authors: James I. Porter

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List price: $173.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/18/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 626
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

List of figures
Acknowledgments
Note on translations
Abbreviations
Introduction
The aesthetics of experience
Aesthetic materialism
The disgrace of matter and the senses: a corrective
Realignments
Foundations: Aesthetics, Formalism, and Materialism
Aesthetic thought in antiquity
Is art modern?
Aesthetic questions
Aesthetic perceptions
Aesthetic vocabularies and the languages of art
Form and formalism
Forms of formalism
Form and the form of beauty in Plato and Aristotle
Matter and appearances
The disgrace of matter in philosophy, art, and culture
Materialism in art
Presocratic materialism, en route to the sublime
Were the Presocratics really materialists?
Presocratic aesthetics: painting the phainomena
Sublime matter: a Presocratic invention
The aesthetics of atomic matter
Presocratic empiricism: perception and experience
Aesthetic developments in the wake of early philosophy, and earlier
The Nascent Aesthetic Languages of the Sixth to Fourth Centuries BCE
The rise of aesthetic reflection in the fifth century
Reflecting on art and aesthetics: first beginnings?
Material economies of art and aesthetics
The rise of aesthetic reflection in a new aesthetic public sphere
Protagoras and the new role of experience
Protagoras' peers
Gorgias
Democritus, Hippias, and Prodicus: the componential and compositional method
Stoicheia and componential analysis
"Radical empiricism" and the radical aesthetics of the Particular
Beauty's material causes
Aesthetic pleasures of the senses
The evidence of Aristophanes and Gorgias
Measuring values in Frogs
Gorgias' "critical" materialism
Gorgias and the stoicheion: structure, sign, and play at the end of the fifth century
The music of the voice
Aristotle on the ascendancy of the "voice"
Euphony and the new science of aesthetic sound
The vivacity of the voice
Speech-writing: Alcidamas of Elaea on the spoken and written word
Hieronymus of Rhodes on the animated voice
Isocrates on the written voice
Hearing and punctuating the voice: incipient classicism
The voice visualized
Cultures of the voice in Greece and Rome
The voice of music
Music in its ancient contexts
Lasus of Hermione and the new poetics of sound
Clearchus and the riddle of S
Pindar's rhetoric of innovation and the new poetics of sound
Sacadas, Lasus, and the new poetics of sound
Lasus' theory of the musical note
The search for new sounds
Solving the riddle
Appendix: Clearchus of Soli on Pindar in Athenaeus
Visual experience
The majesty of Phidias
Tastsinn to Gesichtssinn?
Locating ideals: the Foundry Cup
Idealization in art: a materialist perspective
Cycladic marble
The Nolan amphora by the Berlin Painter
Phenomenality
Frozen music
Hiding in the light: perception, deception, allurement
Broader Perspectives
Sublime monuments in ancient aesthetics
La parole et le marbre
Voices made of stone: towards an aesthetics of early sepulchral verse inscriptions
Homer's monumentalizing imagination
Song versus stone?
Hellenistic monumentality: lithic leptotes
Verbal architecture
Sound sculpture
Taking stock
Monuments and their shadows
Sublime matter
Aesthetic Futures
Epilogue
Bibliography
Index locorum
General index