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Contemporary philosophy of art : readings in analytic aesthetics

Author: John W Bender; H Gene Blocker
Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©1993.
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Contemporary philosophy of art.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©1993
(OCoLC)622860272
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John W Bender; H Gene Blocker
ISBN: 0130180866 9780130180865
OCLC Number: 26400579
Description: xiii, 607 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface --
1. Taking Stock --
Analytic Aesthetics: Retrospect and Prospect --
Letting the Sunshine In: Has Analysis Made Aesthetics Clear? --
The Eclipse and Recovery of Analytic Aesthetics --
Philosophy of Art After Analysis and Romanticism --
2. The Postmodern Challenge --
The Philosophy of Postmodernism --
Art, Culture, and Postmodern Expression: A Communicative Aesthetic --
The Contradictory Character of Postmodernism --
Feminism in Context: A Role for Feminist Theory in Aesthetic Evaluation --
3. Case in Point: Expressiveness and Art --
Intuition and Expression --
Does Traditional Aesthetics Rest on a Mistake? --
Expressiveness --
Is Music a Language of the Emotions? --
Exemplification and Expression --
The Concept of Expression: A Proposal --
4. The Particularity of Art and the Generality of Theory --
Critique of the Aesthetical Judgment --
The Role of Theory in Aesthetics --
The Artistic Enfranchisement of Real Objects: The Artworld --
What Is Art? An Institutional Analysis --
An Institutional Theory of Art --
What Is a Work of Art? --
5. Art and Its Properties --
Regional Qualities --
Aesthetic Concepts --
The Variety of Aesthetic Qualities --
Expressive Properties of Art --
Categories of Art --
6. What Sorts of Things Are Works of Art? --
From Art and Its Objects: An Introduction to Aesthetics --
The Ontological Peculiarity of Works of Art --
Toward an Ontology of Art Works --
What a Musical Work Is --
Music and Metaphysics: Types and Patterns, Performances and Works --
7. Aesthetic Experience and Art's Value --
The Myth of the Aesthetic Attitude --
The Aesthetic Point of View --
The Activity of Aesthetic Experience --
In Defense of Aesthetic Value --
Instrumental Cognitivism --
Aesthetic Responses and Works of Art --
8. Questions of Interpretation --
Critical Communication --
The Testability of an Interpretation --
Describing and Interpreting a Work of Art --
Reinterpreting Interpretation --
Hermeneutics and the 'Crisis' of Literature --
Interpreting Art --
9. Evaluating Art and the Relativism Controversy --
The Refutation of Relativism --
Robust Relativism --
Towards a Robust Realism --
Art and Beauty --
General Criteria and Reasons in Aesthetics --
Beardsley, Sibley, and Critical Principles --
10. Art, Science, and Knowledge: Knowing the World through Art --
Art and Knowledge --
Interpretation in Science and in Art --
Art and the Understanding --
Literature, Science, and Reflection --
Fiction and the Growth of Knowledge --
Art as a Source of Knowledge: Linking Analytic Aesthetics and Epistemology.
Responsibility: edited by John W. Bender, H. Gene Blocker.

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