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Double Content of Art

ISBN-10: 1591022355

ISBN-13: 9781591022350

Edition: 2004

Authors: John Dilworth

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List price: $59.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 12/1/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 300
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Performing Arts
The Representational Content View of Artworks
A Minimalist Argument for the RC View of Plays
Having and Eating One's Representational Cake
Advantages of the Double Content Approach
More on Plays
Plays and Fictional Worlds
Comparisons with Walton's View
Premature Theorizing, and Explanation of Fictions
A Defense of the Fictionalist Approach
Fictions and the Real World
An Apparent Counterexample
Spatiotemporal Location and Existence
More on the Inseparability of Play and Fictional World
More on Internal versus External Views
Conclusion
Criticisms of Type Theories of Plays
The Nontypehood of Representation
The Variety of Representations of Plays
Types, Tokens, and Interpretations
How the Property Transfer Condition Ensures the Failure of Type Theory
Interpretation and Wollheim's Incompleteness Condition
A Double Performance Counterexample to Type Theory
Plays Are Particulars Rather than Types
Conclusion
Visual Arts
An RC Theory of the Visual Arts
Artifacts, Artworks, and Counterexamples
Type-Token Theory versus the RC View
Features of an RC Theory of Visual Artworks
RC Theory versus Danto
Overcoming an Objection
Artistic Medium and Subject Matter
Art Media and Medium Content
Nonphysical Aspects of Media
A "Meaning Nontransmission" Argument
Actions, Traces, and Medium
Objections
Medium Content versus Subject Matter Content
The Possible Indispensability of Medium Content
How Artworks Make Statements
Broader Horizons
A Defense of Three Depictive Views
Three Depictive Views
Wollheim and Twofoldness
Medium Content and "a Medium"
An Interpretive Twofoldness Thesis
Questioning Interpretive Twofoldness
Gombrich Vindicated
Artworks, Designs, and Orientation
Artworks and Designs
Art, Design, and Intentions
Two Sculptures, One Object
Two Designers, One Design
More on the Concept of a Design
Piggyback Sortal Designs
Literary versus Visual Designs
Reorienting Artistic Printmaking
Intrinsic and Field Orientation
An Example: Anna's Printmaking
Diagnosis
Identifying and Consequent Interpretations
Constitutive Interpretation
Differences and Similarities in the Pictures
A Defense of Anna's Method
Pictures Are Not Types
Justifying the Example
The Functional Nature of Intrinsic Orientation of Concrete Objects
Varieties of Visual Representation
Pictures and Orientation
Pictorial Versus Delineative Representation
Maps
Structural Representation
Aspect Representation
Aspectual versus "Contra-Aspectual" Delineations
Integrative Representation
Possible Pictures versus Delineations
Uses of Delineations and Depictions
Four Theories of Inversion in Art and Music
A Pictorial Example
More Inversion Theory
The Four Theories
A Musical Example
Theory 1 (The OX Theory)
Theory 2 (The MX Theory)
Taking Stock: Issues of Interpretation
Theories 3 and 4 (The MFE and MFA Theories)
Conclusion
Representation
External and Internal Representation
Internal versus External Representation
Possible Objections
The Impossibility of Seeing Through
A Wider Context
Internal Representation
Allaying Ontological Anxieties
Representation and the Intensional/Extensional Distinction
The Nonidentity of Internal and External Objects of Representation
Nonidentity, and Actual versus Representational Truth
The Logical Status of Fictional Entities
More on the Status of Fictional Entities
Further Developments
Issues Resolved
The Two Kinds of Representation (CA and AS) in a DC Theory
Aspect Representation Generalized
The Integration of AS and Intrinsic Representation
The Integration of Orientation and Medium Content
Artistic Realism
Orientational Summary, and the Nature of Fields
Modifications of Artistic Realism
DC Theory in Depth: Artistic Realism, Misrepresentation and the IP-US/UP-IS Duality, and More
A Conflict of Information Problem
Stages in Cognitive Processing of Artworks, and Misrepresentation
Representation Stages Are Not Completely Separate
Duality Cases Involve Common Tops
Common Fields and Misrepresentation
Actual Changes in Field Orientation
The Special Case of Spatial Orientation Properties
The Iteration (Nesting) Issue
The Nature of a Medium, and of Artistic Style
Aspectual and Intrinsic Form versus Substantive Content of Artworks
Inseparability versus Independence of Subject Matter
DC Theory as an Eight-Factor Representational Theory
A Naturalist Argument for the DC Theory
Bibliography
Subject Index
Name Index