Contemporary Philosophy of Art

Contemporary Philosophy of Art : Readings in Analytic Aesthetics

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An anthology of contemporary readings in analytic aesthetics, this reference reflects the relationships among the central aesthetic concerns of recent years. Providing a new perspective on the contemporary philosophy of art, this volume examines the challenge of Postmodernism and how it may or may not affect the future of analytic aesthetics ... offers a case study of the progress that has been made in handling the problem of expression in the arts ... reconceptualizes the concepts of the art work, its properties, and our experience and evaluation of it -- to take into account an expanding cultural, sociological contextualization, i.e., art as a culturally emergent product of social institutions and conventions ... features several readings organized around clusters of writers discussing each other's ideas and proposals, including: Beardsley, Dickie, and Blizek -- Wolterstorff, Levinson, and Bender -- Stolnitz and Dickie -- Beardsley, Margolis, and Novitz -- and Sibley and Dickie. Suitable for professionals in the art industry and anyone interested in the philosophy or aesthetics of art.show more

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  • Hardback | 1000 pages
  • 170.2 x 228.6 x 33mm | 997.91g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Facsimile
  • Facsimile
  • 0130180866
  • 9780130180865

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We have tried to select the best contemporary work of aestheticians in the analytic tradition and have sought an arrangement of chapters and and ordering of readings within each chapter that reflect the relationships among the central aesthetics concerns of recent years. We also found more change and evolution within analytic aesthetics than we had initially supposed.show more

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