Art and Ethical Criticism

Author: Garry L. Hagberg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444337877
Release Date: 2010-12-20
Genre: Philosophy

Through a series of essays, Art and Ethical Criticism explores the complex relationship between the arts and morality. Reflects the importance of a moral life of engagement with works of art Forms part of the prestigious New Directions in Aesthetics series, which confronts the most intriguing problems in aesthetics and the philosophy of art today

Art and Belief

Author: Ema Sullivan-Bissett
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198805403
Release Date: 2017-10-26
Genre: Art

Art and Belief presents twelve new essays at the intersection of philosophy of mind and philosophy of art, particularly to do with the relation between belief and truth in our experience of art. Several contributors discuss the cognitive contributions artworks can make and the questions surrounding these. Can authors of fiction testify to their readers? If they can, are they culpable for the false beliefs of their readers formed in response to their work? If they cannot, that is, if the testimonial powers of authors of fiction are limited, is there some non-testimonial epistemic role that fiction can play? And in any case, is such a role relevant when determining the value of the work? Also explored are issues concerned with the phenomenon of fictional persuasion, specifically, what is the nature of the attitude involved in such cases (those in which we form beliefs about the real world in response to reading fiction)? If these attitudes are typically unstable, unjustified, and unreliable, does this put pressure on the view that they are beliefs? If these attitudes are beliefs, does this put pressure on the view that all beliefs are aimed at truth? The final pair of papers in the volume take different stances on the nature of aesthetic testimony, and whether testimony of this kind is a legitimate source of beliefs about aesthetic properties and value.

The Aesthetics of Wine

Author: Douglas Burnham
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118323847
Release Date: 2012-06-04
Genre: Philosophy

The Aesthetics of Wine shows that discussing wine within theframework of aesthetics both benefits our understanding of wine asa phenomenon, while also challenging some of the basic assumptionsof the tradition of aesthetics. Analyzes the appreciation of wine as an aestheticpractice. Tackles prejudices against bodily senses, showing how theydistort traditional aesthetic theory Represents the beginnings of a reformulation of generalaesthetics

The Art of Comics

Author: Aaron Meskin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444354829
Release Date: 2011-12-14
Genre: Philosophy

The Art of Comics is the first-ever collection of essays published in English devoted to the philosophical topics raised by comics and graphic novels. In an area of growing philosophical interest, this volume constitutes a great leap forward in the development of this fast expanding field, and makes a powerful contribution to the philosophy of art. The first-ever anthology to address the philosophical issues raised by the art of comics Provides an extensive and thorough introduction to the field, and to comics more generally Responds to the increasing philosophical interest in comic art Includes a preface by the renowned comics author Warren Ellis Many of the chapters are illustrated, and the book carries a stunning cover by the rising young comics star David Heatley

Cultural Appropriation and the Arts

Author: James O. Young
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: UOM:39015073981287
Release Date: 2008-01-29
Genre: Philosophy

Now, for the first time, a philosopher undertakes a systematic investigation of the moral and aesthetic issues to which cultural appropriation gives rise. Cultural appropriation is a pervasive feature of the contemporary world (the Parthenon Marbles remain in London; white musicians from Bix Beiderbeck to Eric Clapton have appropriated musical styles from African-American culture) Young offers the first systematic philosophical investigation of the moral and aesthetic issues to which cultural appropriation gives rise Tackles head on the thorny issues arising from the clash and integration of cultures and their artifacts Questions considered include: “Can cultural appropriation result in the production of aesthetically successful works of art?” and “Is cultural appropriation in the arts morally objectionable?” Part of the highly regarded New Directions in Aesthetics series

Re Routing the Postcolonial

Author: Janet Wilson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135190217
Release Date: 2009-12-16
Genre: Literary Criticism

First Published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Nineteenth Century Philosophy

Author: Alan D. Schrift
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317546962
Release Date: 2014-09-19
Genre: Philosophy

The second half of the 19th Century saw a revolution in both European politics and philosophy. Philosophical fervour reflected political fervour. Five great critics dominated the European intellectual scene: Ludwig Feuerbach, Karl Marx, Soren Kierkegaard, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and Friedrich Nietzsche. "Nineteenth-Century Philosophy" assesses the response of each of these leading figures to Hegelian philosophy - the dominant paradigm of the time - to the shifting political landscape of Europe and the United States, and also to the emerging critique of modernity itself. Both individually and collectively, these thinkers succeeded in revolutionizing theology, philosophy, psychology, and politics. The period also saw the emergence of new schools of thought and new disciplinary thinking. The volume covers the birth of sociology and the social sciences, the development of French spiritualism, the beginning of American pragmatism, the rise of science and mathematics, and the maturation of hermeneutics and phenomenology.


Author: Jacques Ranciere
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781847064455
Release Date: 2010-03-17
Genre: Philosophy

A brand new collection of Jacques Rancière's writings on art and politics.

Sensibility and Sense

Author: Arnold Berleant
ISBN: STANFORD:36105133325543
Release Date: 2010-03-01
Genre: Philosophy

This series originates in the Centre for Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs, University of St Andrews and is under the general editorship of John Haldane. The series includes monographs, collections of essays and occasional anthologies of source material representing study in those areas of philosophy most relevant to topic of public importance, with the aim of advancing the contribution of philosophy in the discussion of these topics. "The onset of the twenty-first century has seen increased interest in the theoretical foundations of socio-political thinking with a view to clarifying the bearing of philosophical principles upon issues of public interest. St. Andrews Studies in Philosophy and Public Affairs make a significant contribution to this important trend. They afford highly interesting, lucid and challenging studies of key issues of public concern, by a wide spectrum of writers, including some of the most interesting and influential thinkers of the day. This series is a must for academic libraries.' Nicholas Rescher, University of Pittsburgh, founding editor, Public Affairs Quarterly Aesthetic sensibility rests on perceptual experience and characterizes not only our experience of the arts but our experience of the world. Sensibility and Sense offers a philosophically comprehensive account of humans' social and cultural embeddedness encountered, recognized, and fulfilled as an aesthetic mode of experience. Extending the range of aesthetic experience from the stone of the earth's surface to the celestial sphere, the book focuses on the aesthetic as a dimension of social experience. The guiding idea of pervasive interconnectedness, both social and environmental, leads to an aesthetic critique of the urban environment, the environment of daily life, and of terrorism, and has profound implications for grounding social and political values. The aesthetic emerges as a powerful critical tool for appraising urban culture and political practice.

Art And Engagement

Author: Arnold Berleant
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 1566390842
Release Date: 1993-03-29
Genre: Art

In this book Arnold Berleant develops a bold alternative to the eighteenth-century aesthetic of disinterestedness. Centering on the notion of participatory engagement in the appreciation of art, he explores its appearance in art and in aesthetic perception, especially during the past century. Aesthetic engagement becomes a key, both on historical and theoretical grounds, to making intelligible our experiences with both contemporary and classical arts. In place of the traditional aesthetic that enjoins the appreciator to adopt a contemplative attitude, distancing the art object in order to ensure its removal from practical uses, Art and Engagement examines the ways in which art entices us into intimate participation in its workings. Beginning with the historical and theoretical underpinnings of the idea of engagement, Berleant focuses on how engagement works as a force in different arts. Successive chapters pursue its influence in landscape painting, architecture and environmental design, literature, music, dance, and film. Art and Engagement argues forcefully for the originality and power of aesthetic perception. Demolishing the conceptual barriers erected by the Western world’s limiting tradition, the book discloses the condition of engagement that has always been present when our aesthetic encounters have been most effective and suggests a new direction for aesthetic inquiry.

New directions 1952 1962

Author: Lewers Bequest and Penrith Regional Art Gallery
ISBN: PSU:000021339943
Release Date: 1991-08-01
Genre: Art

New directions

Author: Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum
ISBN: STANFORD:36105008864204
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Art