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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


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