The Creation of Art: New Essays in Philosophical Aesthetics
Both Lecturers Department of Moral Philosophy Berys Gaut, Berys Gaut, Paisley Livingston, Chair Professor of Philosophy and Dean of Humanities Paisley Livingston
Cambridge University Press, Mar 17, 2003 - Art - 295 pages
Although creativity, from Plato onwards, has been recognized as a topic in philosophy, it has been overshadowed by investigations of the meanings and values of works of art. In this new collection of essays a distinguished roster of philosophers of art redress this trend. The subjects discussed include the nature of creativity and the process of artistic creation; the role that creative making should play in our understanding and evaluation of art; relations between concepts of creation and creativity; and ideas of tradition, metaphor, genius, imagination and genre.
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