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Defining the Art

Paul Woodruff

in The Necessity of Theater: The Art of Watching and Being Watched

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332001
eISBN:
9780199868186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332001.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The first chapter proposes the hypothesis of the book: that the arts of theater are the art of making human action worth watching and the art of finding human action worth watching. Chapter 1 ... More


From Aesthetic Ideas to the Avant‐Garde: The Scope of Fine Art

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/9780199579976.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, History of Philosophy

This chapter develops the potential of Kant's theory of fine art by offering an exposition and sustained critical account of the key notions of aesthetic ideas, genius, and originality. In ... More


The Existence of the Primordial God

Peter Forrest

in Developmental Theism: From Pure Will to Unbounded Love

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199214587
eISBN:
9780191706523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214587.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter presents a case for the existence of the neoclassical Primordial God. First, we should either reject reductive materialism or at least not have confidence in it. Hence, we should attach ... More


Non‐Western Art and Art's Definition

Stephen Davies

in Philosophical Perspectives on Art

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199202423
eISBN:
9780191708541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202423.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Without much discussion, most philosophers of art have confined their attention to Western fine art. There is good reason, however, to think that art is pan-cultural and ancient, and frequently ... More


Designs À La Grecque

Peter Kivy

in Antithetical Arts: On the Ancient Quarrel Between Literature and Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562800
eISBN:
9780191721298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562800.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In the 18th century, when music was under discussion it was vocal music that was almost always was talked about by philosophers and other ‘theorists’ of the arts. There wasn't any real problem with ... More


Beyond Formalism: Kant's Theory of Art

Paul Crowther

in Critical Aesthetics and Postmodernism

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236238
eISBN:
9780191597268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236239.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Addresses Kant's theory of fine art. Pays particular attention to the notions of genius, and the subjective conditions of artistic creativity. Further argument determines the key significance of a ... More


The Pursuit of Justice and the Social Practices of Art

Nicholas Wolterstorff

in Art Rethought: The Social Practices of Art

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198747758
eISBN:
9780191810671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747758.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In recent years there has been a good deal of discussion by philosophers of art about the relation between art and morality. If one’s focus is on works of fine art, the connection is not obvious. But ... More


Kant

Christel Fricke

in Music in German Philosophy: An Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226768373
eISBN:
9780226768397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226768397.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter presents a short biography of Immanuel Kant. It then reviews his particular thoughts on musical philosophy. Kant was born on April 22, 1724 in Königsberg. He never married and died in ... More


Mixed Arts

in Transfigurements: On the True Sense of Art

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226734224
eISBN:
9780226734231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226734231.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In the Critique of Judgment, Kant includes a short, though separate section focused, as its title declares, “On the Combination of the Fine Arts in One and the Same Product.” He mentions several ... More


The Early Modern Revolution in the Arts

Nicholas Wolterstorff

in Art Rethought: The Social Practices of Art

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198747758
eISBN:
9780191810671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747758.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter presents the standard story concerning the revolution in the arts that took place in the early modern period in Western Europe: the rising middle class increasingly engaged works of the ... More


Art, Religion, and the Grand Narrative

Nicholas Wolterstorff

in Art Rethought: The Social Practices of Art

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198747758
eISBN:
9780191810671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747758.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Once one declares that works of art that are created for, and rewarding of, disinterested aesthetic attention are socially other and transcendent, one must expect that such works will often be seen ... More


Immoral Art

Peter Kivy

in De Gustibus: Arguing About Taste and Why We Do It

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198746782
eISBN:
9780191809064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746782.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In the seventh chapter the issue is raised over the possibility of disputes concerning the value or disvalue of artworks being disputes over the artworks’ moral content. Some artworks, it is argued, ... More


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