Art and Knowledge

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Taylor & Francis, Sep 1, 2003 - Philosophy - 192 pages
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"Art and Knowledge" argues that the experience of art is so rewarding because it can be an important source of knowledge about ourselves and our relation to each other and to the world. He argues that all the arts, including music, are importantly representational. This kind of representation is fundamentally different from that found in the sciences, but it can provide insights as important and profound as that available from the sciences. "Art and Knowledge" is an exceptionally clear and interesting, as well as controversial, exploration of what art is and why it is valuable. It will be of interest to all philosophers of art, artists and art critics.

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James O. Young is Professor and Head of the Department of Philosophy, University of Victoria. He has published extensively on philosophy of language and philosophy of art. His previous books include "Global Anti-realism" (1995) and "Art and Knowledge" (2001), and he is editor (with Conrad Brunk) of "The Ethics of Cultural Appropriation "(Blackwell, 2008).

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