Arguing about Art: Contemporary Philosophical Debates

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Alex Neill, Aaron Ridley
Psychology Press, 2002 - Philosophy - 479 pages
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This acclaimed and accessible anthology is ideal for newcomers to aesthetics or philosophy. Neill and Ridley introduce a wide range of discussions including sentimentality, feminism and aesthetics, appreciation, understanding and nature. Each chapter is accompanied by a clear introduction and suggestions for further reading.
This new edition has been fully revised and updated. It includes five new sections on the art of food, rock music and culture, enjoying horror, art and morality and public art.
Arguing about Art will appeal to students of art history, literature, and cultural studies as well as philosophy.
  

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Contents

Food as art
9
The meaning of taste and the taste of meaning
28
PART 2
51
Authenticity in musical performance
57
The concept of authentic performance
69
What is wrong with a forgery?
87
Artistic crimes
100
The decline of musical culture
119
Individual style in photographic art
223
How can we be moved by the fate of Anna Karenina?
239
Fiction and the emotions
250
Why is it that we take such enjoyment in horror movies
273
The paradox of horror
295
Sentimentality
315
Morals in fiction and fictional morality
339
Morals in fiction and fictional morality a response
358

Musics worldly uses or how I learned to stop worrying and
135
Appreciation understanding and nature
149
between religion and natural history
167
Photography and representation
195
Scruton and reasons for looking at photographs
215
Art oppression and the autonomy of aesthetics
399
Transcript of a hearing to decide the future of Tilted Arc
429
the spectacle of the Tilted Arc controversy
446
Index
471
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Revealing Art
Matthew Kieran
Limited preview - 2005

About the author (2002)

Alex Neill and Aaron Ridley are both lecturers at Southampton University.

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