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Boersema, David
Philosophy of art : aesthetic theory and practice / David Boersema, Pacific University
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Boulder, CO : Westview Press, 2013
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 3rd Floor  BH39 .B616 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Arts -- Philosophy
Physical Description xi, 360 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-344) and index
Contents ch. 1: Introduction to the philosophy of art -- What is philosophy? -- Philosophy of art and aesthetics -- ch 2: The nature of art -- Defining art -- Antiessentialism -- Morris Weitz, "The role of theory in aesthetics" -- Redefining art -- Jerrold Levinson, "Defining art historically" -- Art and experience -- John Dewey, selections from Art as experience -- ch. 3. The artwork -- The uniqueness of art -- Joseph Margolis, "The ontological peculiarity of work of art" -- Artworks and aesthetics -- Frank Sibley, "Aesthetic concepts" -- Form versus content or context -- Clive Bell, "Art and significant form" -- ch. 4. The artist -- Intention -- Representation -- E. H. Gombrich, "Truth and the stereotype" -- Expression -- R. G. Collingwood, selections from Principles of art -- Change -- Anne Bogart, introduction to And then, you act -- ch. 5. The audience -- David E. W. Fenner, "Aesthetic experience and aesthetic analysis" -- Aesthetic interpretation -- Richard Wollheim, "Criticism as Retrieval" -- Aesthetic Criticism -- Monroe C. Beardsley, "The Classification of Critical Reasons" -- ch. 6. Relationships Between Art and Society: Ethics, Education, Culture -- Art and Values -- Berys Gaut, "The Ethical Criticism of Art" -- Aesthetics (and) Education -- Maxine Greene, "The Artistic-Aesthetic Curriculum" -- Aesthetics and Culture -- Clifford Geertz, "Art as a Cultural System" -- ch. 7. Relationships Between Art and Science: Method, Understanding, Knowledge -- Relations of Art and Science -- Howard Gardner, selections from The Arts and Human Development -- Art, Science, and Understanding -- Nelson Goodman, "Art and the Understanding" -- Art and Knowledge -- John W. Bender, "Art as a Source of Knowledge" -- ch. 8. Performing Arts -- Dance -- Francis Sparshott, "The Identity of a Dance" -- Theater -- David Z. Saltz, "How to Do Things on Stage" -- Music -- Contents note continued: Peter Kivy, "The Other Authenticity" -- ch. 9. Visual Arts -- Painting -- Clement Greenberg, "Modernist Painting" -- Photography -- Kendall L. Walton, "Transparent Pictures" -- Architecture -- Roger Scruton, "The Problem of Architecture" -- ch. 10. Literary Arts -- Fiction -- Christopher New, "Fiction" -- Poetry -- Harvey Gross, "Prosody as Rhythmic Cognition" -- Creative Nonfiction -- Robert L. Root Jr. and Michael Steinberg, "Creative Nonfiction, the Fourth Genre"
Summary " With the sustained, coherent perspective of an authored text and the diverse, authoritative views typical of an anthology, Philosophy of Art: Aesthetic Theory and Practice by David Boersema provides the context and commentary students need to comprehend the various issues in philosophy of art. Throughout the book, issues are examined using the lenses of the three broad areas of philosophy: metaphysics, epistemology, and value theory. That is, concerns are raised about what is expressed, how it is expressed, and why it is expressed. Chapters on the artist, the audience, and the artwork further break down the discipline and are applied to the final chapters on the specific types of art. The differences between art and science as well as the relationship of art and society provide a refreshing discussion of overlooked areas in philosophy of art"-- Provided by publisher
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