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What art is : the esthetic theory of Ayn Rand

Author: Louis Torres; Michelle Marder Kamhi
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Open Court, ©2000.
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Torres, Louis, 1938-
What art is.
Chicago, Ill. : Open Court, c2000
(OCoLC)606373266
Named Person: Ayn Rand; Ayn Rand
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Torres; Michelle Marder Kamhi
ISBN: 0812693728 9780812693720 0812693736 9780812693737
OCLC Number: 43787446
Description: xvi, 523 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Traditional Meanings of the Term "Art" --
What the Ordinary Person Thinks --
The Ubiquitous Question: "But Is It Art?" --
The Experts Speak --
Need for a Valid Theory and Definition of Art --
Ayn Rand's Theory of Art --
The Status of Rand Studies --
Overview of the Present Study --
Ayn Rand's Philosophy of Art --
"The Psycho-Epistemology of Art" --
The Purpose of Art --
Metaphysical Value-Judgments --
Rand's Definition of Art --
The Cognitive Function of Art --
The Creative Process --
Art, Religion, and Philosophy --
Art and Ethics --
Romanticism and Naturalism --
"Efficacy of Consciousness" --
"Philosophy and Sense of Life" --
Emotional Abstraction --
Philosophy and Sense of Life --
Sense of Life and Character --
Sense of Life in Love and Art --
"Art and Sense of Life" --
Emotion and "Expression" in Art --
"Communication" in Art --
The Significance of Artistic Selectivity --
The Response to Art --
Subject and Meaning in Art --
Style --
Esthetic Judgment --
"Art and Cognition" --
Literature --
Painting and Sculpture --
The Performing Arts --
The Art of Film --
The Arts and Cognition --
"Modern Art" --
Music and Cognition --
Music and Emotion --
Music and Sense of Life --
Rand's Mistaken Hypothesis --
The Importance of Melody --
The Composer's Viewpoint --
Music as a "Re-Creation of Reality" --
The Symphony Orchestra --
Avant-Garde "Music" --
The Definition of Art --
Anti-Essentialism in Contemporary Philosophy --
The "Institutional" Definition of Art --
The Rules of Definition --
Rand's Definition of Art.
Responsibility: Louis Torres & Michelle Marder Kamhi.

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