An Introduction to the Philosophy of Art

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Cambridge University Press, 25 sep 2003 - 285 pagina's
Richard Eldridge presents a clear and compact survey of philosophical theories of the nature and significance of art. Drawing on materials from classical and contemporary philosophy as well as from literary theory and art criticism, he explores the representational, expressive, and formal dimensions of art, and he argues that works of art present their subject matter in ways that are of enduring cognitive, moral, and social interest. His accessible study will be invaluable to students and to all readers who are interested in the relation between thought and art.
 

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The situation and tasks of the philosophy of art
1
Philosophy as articulation
4
Art as a natural social practice
5
Action gesture and expressive freedom
7
Schiller on art life and modernity
12
Identification versus elucidation
17
What may we hope for from the philosophy of art?
21
Representation imitation and resemblance
25
The possibility of agreement in understanding
146
Identifying and evaluating art
150
Smith and Bourdieu
153
Dickies institutional theory
156
Levinson and Carroll
159
Mothersill and Savile
161
Hume on feeling and judgment
164
Kant on feeling and judgment
170

Aristotle on imitation
26
Visual depiction resemblance and gameplaying
31
Representing as natural human worldresponsive activity
37
Functions of artistic representation
41
Beauty and form
47
Kant on natural and artistic beauty
51
General versus individual form
56
Beardsleys theory of individual form
57
Criticisms of formalistaesthetic theories of art
60
Defenses of the aesthetic interest of art
63
Expression
68
What is expressed in art? Hegel versus Danto
74
How is artistic expression achieved?
84
Why does artistic expression matter?
96
Originality and imagination
102
Hegels criticisms of subjectivism
107
Adorno on free meaningmaking
109
postmodernism and feminism
114
Originality and imagination within common life
119
Scruton and Coleridge on artistic imagination
122
Understanding art
128
Hegel Baxandall and others
131
Abrams Fish and Derrida
135
The special importance of elucidation of formalsemantic elements
142
Isenberg Scruton and Cohen on taste
178
Art and emotion
183
The paradox of fiction
185
Hume on tragedy
187
Walton Levinson and Feagin
190
Danto and Cohen
195
Aristotle on catharsis
198
Artistic making and the working through of emotion
200
Art and morality
205
Autonomism and experimentalism
207
Moralism and the clarification of thought and feeling
214
Art propaganda advertising and clichť
222
Ethical understanding and working through puzzlement
225
Art and society some contemporary practices of art
231
Schiller and others
233
LukŠcs Marcuse and Adorno
239
Lťvi Strauss and Althusser
241
Fosters postmodern sociocultural criticism
245
Can artistic beauty still matter? What about fun?
246
Art and social aspiration
248
primitivism avantgardism vernacularism and constructivism
249
the evidence of things not seen
259
Bibliography
264
Index
277

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Over de auteur (2003)

Richard Eldridge is Professor of Philosophy at Swarthmore College and has published widely on the philosophy of art and literature.

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