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Are There Counterexamples to Aesthetic Theories of Art?

Nick Zangwill

in Aesthetic Creation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261871
eISBN:
9780191718670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261871.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter argues that the objection that Aesthetic Theories of Art, such as the Aesthetic Creation Theory, fall short when it comes to the Twentieth Century avant garde. It argues that Arthur ... More


Aesthetic Functionalism

Nick Zangwill

in Aesthetic Creation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261871
eISBN:
9780191718670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261871.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter puts forward a view of the metaphysics of art that delivers conditions for the identity or survival of a work of art across time. This metaphysics is a consequence of the Aesthetic ... More


Introduction

Paul Crowther

in The Kantian Aesthetic: From Knowledge to the Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579976
eISBN:
9780191722615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579976.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, History of Philosophy

Kant's major Anglo-American and German commentators often take an interminablist approach. This involves the expenditure of interpretative energy in searching out ways to make Kant read consistently ... More


Hegel's Aesthetics: New Perspectives on its Response to Kant and Romanticism

Karl Ameriks

in Kant and the Historical Turn: Philosophy as Critical Interpretation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199205349
eISBN:
9780191709272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205349.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter considers Hegel's claim that earlier aesthetic theory was not adequately ‘objective’, and Jean-Marie Schaeffer's contentions that the differences between Hegel's aesthetics and others in ... More


Winckelmann and Neo‐Classicism

Frederick C. Beiser

in Diotima's Children: German Aesthetic Rationalism from Leibniz to Lessing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573011
eISBN:
9780191722202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573011.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, History of Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Johann Joachim Winckelmann, a student of Baumgarten who later became one of the most celebrated writers of his day. Winckelmann is generally regarded as the father of art ... More


Introduction

Joanna Demers

in Listening through the Noise: The Aesthetics of Experimental Electronic Music

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195387650
eISBN:
9780199863594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387650.003.0000
Subject:
Music, History, Western, History, American

The introduction describes the aims and scope of the book, presents its methodology, and states its core argument. The book furnishes an aesthetic theory of several types of post-1980 electronic ... More


Theology and Aesthetics

Richard Viladesau

in Theological Aesthetics: God in Imagination, Beauty, and Art

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195126228
eISBN:
9780199853496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126228.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter discusses the notion of “theological aesthetics.” In its wide sense, theological aesthetics includes “aesthetic theology” — that is, the use by theology of the language, methods, and ... More


Disinterestedness and Objectivity

Christopher Janaway

in Beyond Selflessness: Reading Nietzsche's Genealogy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279692
eISBN:
9780191707407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279692.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Part of Nietzsche's discussion of the ascetic ideal in Genealogy III concerns aesthetic experience. This chapter first examines Nietzsche's criticisms of Kant for conceiving of beauty from the ... More


Introduction

Peter Uwe Hohendahl

in The Fleeting Promise of Art: Adorno's Aesthetic Theory Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452369
eISBN:
9780801469282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452369.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book reexamines Theodor Adorno's Aesthetic Theory, along with his other writings, to see if his ideas are still relevant today. First published in 1970, Aesthetic Theory raises a number of ... More


The Mind—Body Problem in German Literature 1770–1830: Wezel, Moritz, and Jean Paul

Catherine J. Minter

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199255993
eISBN:
9780191698293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255993.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This study explores the role of philosophical anthropology — the question of the relationship between mind and body — in the novels and non-fictional writings of Johann Karl Wezel, Karl Philipp ... More


Beauty of Soul

Colin McGinn

in Ethics, Evil, and Fiction

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238775
eISBN:
9780191598005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238770.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The ‘aesthetic theory of virtue’ or ATV, is the thesis, partly inspired by Thomas Reid, that virtue coincides with beauty of soul and vice with ugliness of soul. The basic idea of ATV is that for a ... More


The Ephemeral and the Absolute: The Truth Content of Art

Peter Uwe Hohendahl

in The Fleeting Promise of Art: Adorno's Aesthetic Theory Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452369
eISBN:
9780801469282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452369.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the significance of the absolute for Theodor Adorno's aesthetic theory, with particular emphasis on his interpretation of the status of art in late modernism. The point of ... More


The Ephemeral and the Absolute: Provisional Notes to Adorno's Aesthetic Theory

Peter Uwe Hohendahl

in Language Without Soil: Adorno and Late Philosophical Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231263
eISBN:
9780823235360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231263.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This concluding chapter proposes an alternative interpretation of Theodor W. Adorno's unfinished Aesthetic Theory in which he reconsiders some of the philosopher's central ... More


Kant and German Idealist Aesthetics

Tom Rockmore

in Art and Truth after Plato

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226040028
eISBN:
9780226040165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226040165.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses Kant’s continuing influence on the aesthetic debate as well as his decisive role in its modern discussion. Kant, who claims to begin philosophy worthy of the name during his ... More


Human Freedom and the Autonomy of Art: The Legacy of Kant

Peter Uwe Hohendahl

in The Fleeting Promise of Art: Adorno's Aesthetic Theory Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452369
eISBN:
9780801469282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452369.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines Immanuel Kant's impact on Theodor Adorno by focusing on his Third Critique, which is reflected both in Adorno's repeated lecture courses on aesthetics and in Aesthetic Theory. ... More


Epilogue

Peter Uwe Hohendahl

in The Fleeting Promise of Art: Adorno's Aesthetic Theory Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452369
eISBN:
9780801469282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452369.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This epilogue reflects on the goal and purpose of the book, which has attempted to do justice to Theodor Adorno's aesthetic theory and literary criticism by focusing on more specific problems, asking ... More


Portrait of the Artist as an Aesthetic Expert

Christy Mag Uidhir and Cameron Buckner

in Aesthetics and the Sciences of Mind

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199669639
eISBN:
9780191749384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669639.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

The Aesthetic Theory of Art—any theory of art claiming that the aesthetic is a descriptively necessary feature of art—has been largely repudiated, in light of what are now considered traditional ... More


Conclusion: The Poverty of Aestheticism?

Nicholas Martin

in Nietzsche and Schiller: Untimely Aesthetics

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159131
eISBN:
9780191673511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159131.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter argues that despite their talk of restoring the whole man, there is little evidence that either Nietzsche or Schiller has clearly envisaged the social and political framework in which ... More


Art, Architecture, and Self-Consciousness: An Exploration of Hegel’s Aesthetics

Paul Crowther

in Art and Embodiment: From Aesthetics to Self-Consciousness

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244973
eISBN:
9780191697425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244973.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter aims to provide both an entree into Hegel's aesthetic theory, and a critical development of it with special reference to architecture's significance as an art-form. Section I outlines ... More


The Fleeting Promise of Art: Adorno's Aesthetic Theory Revisited

Peter Uwe Hohendahl

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452369
eISBN:
9780801469282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452369.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book reexamines Theodor Adorno's Aesthetic Theory along with his other writings on aesthetics in light of the unexpected return of the aesthetic to today's cultural debates. Is Adorno's ... More


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