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Functional Beauty

Glenn Parsons and Allen Carlson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199205240
eISBN:
9780191709296
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205240.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book studies the relationship between function and aesthetic value, breaking with the philosophical tradition of seeing the two as separate. It begins by developing and defending, in a general ... More


GOOD LOOKING

Dominic McIver Lopes

in Sight and Sensibility: Evaluating Pictures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199277346
eISBN:
9780191602641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199277346.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

To evaluate a picture as a picture is to evaluate it with respect to a feature essential to pictures. An aesthetic evaluation of a picture is one which is bound up with perceptual experience. On this ... More


Art, Emotion and Ethics

Berys Gaut

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263219
eISBN:
9780191718854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263219.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book investigates the relation of art to morality, a topic that has been of central and recurring interest to the philosophy of art since Plato. The book explores the various positions that have ... More


Aesthetic Empiricism

Peter Lamarque

in Work and Object: Explorations in the Metaphysics of Art

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199577460
eISBN:
9780191722998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577460.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines aesthetic empiricism – as characterized by Gregory Currie and David Davies – and mounts a partial defence. This is the view, broadly speaking, that what matters in the aesthetic ... More


Nature, Art, Aesthetic Properties, and Aesthetic Value

Malcolm Budd

in The Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199259656
eISBN:
9780191597121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259658.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Argues against the identification of the aesthetic appreciation of nature with the appreciation of nature as if it were art by focusing on Anthony Savile's superior version of this view. I indicate a ... More


Oscar Wilde and the Greatest Mystery of Modern Literature: Aesthetics, Affect, and Value

Patrick R. Mullen

in The Poor Bugger’s Tool: Irish Modernism, Queer Labor, and Postcolonial History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199746699
eISBN:
9780199950270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746699.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The chapter shows how Oscar Wilde sets in motion the discourses of sexuality, debates about aesthetic and economic value, and theorization of history that the study engages. In particular it reads ... More


Value

Roger Scruton

in The Aesthetics of Music

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198167273
eISBN:
9780191598371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019816727X.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Develops an account of aesthetic value and shows that there really is such a thing, that there are legitimate ways of arguing about it, and that the fundamental insights contained in Kant's Critique ... More


Plato and the Philosophy of Art

Christopher Janaway

in Images of Excellence: Plato's Critique of the Arts

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237921
eISBN:
9780191597800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237928.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Raises the question how to give a ‘defence of art’ against Plato's criticisms, drawing on elements of modern philosophy of art. It is argued that modern thinking is unclear over the nature of art: in ... More


The Poor Bugger’s Tool: Irish Modernism, Queer Labor, and Postcolonial History

Patrick R. Mullen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199746699
eISBN:
9780199950270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746699.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Is Irish history at the dawn of the twenty-first century still, as Stephen Dedalus quipped, a nightmare? With the demise of the Celtic Tiger, the collapse of the housing bubble, and the sex abuse ... More


“Sinn Feiners, me arse. I’m A Socialist, Never doubt about it”: Jamie O’Neill’s At Swim, Two Boys and the Queer Project of Socialism

Patrick R. Mullen

in The Poor Bugger’s Tool: Irish Modernism, Queer Labor, and Postcolonial History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199746699
eISBN:
9780199950270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746699.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Jamie O’Neill’s queer recasting of the events of Easter 1916 and argues that the novel offers the chance to imagine a queer socialist politics of affect and cultural value. The ... More


The Fine and the Beautiful

Christopher Janaway

in Images of Excellence: Plato's Critique of the Arts

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237921
eISBN:
9780191597800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237928.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Considers the role Plato assigns to beauty, and whether for him beauty is connected with what we now call ‘aesthetic pleasure’. The Greek kalon, often translated as ‘beautiful’, can also be rendered ... More


Getting Practical

Dominic McIver Lopes

in Being for Beauty: Aesthetic Agency and Value

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198827214
eISBN:
9780191866098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827214.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

While the main argument for the network theory of aesthetic value is that it better explains the facts about aesthetic activity than does aesthetic hedonism, the two theories share some common ... More


The Limits of Aesthetic Empiricism

Fabian Dorsch

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/9780199669639.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

In this chapter, Dorsch argues against empiricist positions which claim that empirical evidence can be sufficient to defeasibly justify aesthetic judgements, or judgements about the adequacy of ... More


By Happy Alchemy of Mind

Dominic McIver Lopes

in Being for Beauty: Aesthetic Agency and Value

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198827214
eISBN:
9780191866098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827214.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The network theory of aesthetic value implies that aesthetic value is related only contingently to pleasure (or finally valuable experience). The chapter argues that this result fits the facts about ... More


Hundred Mile Aesthetics

Dominic McIver Lopes

in Being for Beauty: Aesthetic Agency and Value

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198827214
eISBN:
9780191866098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827214.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The main argument for the network theory of aesthetic value is that it better explains the facts about aesthetic activity than aesthetic hedonism. According to the network theory, an aesthetic value ... More


Beauty, Naturally

Dominic McIver Lopes

in Being for Beauty: Aesthetic Agency and Value

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198827214
eISBN:
9780191866098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827214.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Like aesthetic hedonism, the network theory assumes aesthetic value realism. The chapter argues for aesthetic naturalism without appeal to aesthetic non-cognitivism or aesthetic nihilism. First, ... More


Musical Values

Julian Johnson

in Who Needs Classical Music?: Cultural Choice and Musical Values

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195146813
eISBN:
9780199849246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146813.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

This chapter gives comparisons and conclusions that come about when musical preferences are shaped by judgments that impart greater value to some music when compared to other music. Judgments about ... More


The Power of Everyday Aesthetics in World-Making

Yuriko Saito

in Aesthetics of the Familiar: Everyday Life and World-Making

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780199672103
eISBN:
9780191838682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199672103.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter argues for the importance of cultivating aesthetic literacy and vigilance, as well as practicing aesthetic expressions of moral virtues. In light of the considerable power of the ... More


The Value of Biodiversity

Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich

in The Economics of Transnational Commons

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292203
eISBN:
9780191684883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292203.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter states that one of the most vexing problems facing ecologists and economists today is how to measure the value of environmental goods whose destruction generates vast externalities. ... More


Strength and Warranties of Skill

Dominic McIver Lopes

in Being for Beauty: Aesthetic Agency and Value

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198827214
eISBN:
9780191866098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827214.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The main argument for the network theory of aesthetic value is that it better explains the facts about aesthetic activity than does its rival, aesthetic hedonism. The network theory states what makes ... More


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