Arguing about Art: Contemporary Philosophical Debates
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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Food as art
The meaning of taste and the taste of meaning
Authenticity in musical performance
The concept of authentic performance
What is wrong with a forgery?
The decline of musical culture
Individual style in photographic art
How can we be moved by the fate of Anna Karenina?
Fiction and the emotions
Why is it that we take such enjoyment in horror movies
The paradox of horror
Morals in fiction and fictional morality
Morals in fiction and fictional morality a response
Musics worldly uses or how I learned to stop worrying and
Appreciation understanding and nature
between religion and natural history
Photography and representation
Scruton and reasons for looking at photographs
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