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Cultural Exclusion and the Definition of Art

Paul Crowther

in Defining Art, Creating the Canon: Artistic Value in an Era of Doubt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199210688
eISBN:
9780191705762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210688.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter proposes that formalist and Institutional approaches to the definition of art are both conceptually flawed and involve cultural exclusion in an unacceptable way. A sustained critical ... More


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


Introduction: Artworld Data and Aesthetic Theory

Robert Kraut

in Artworld Metaphysics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199228126
eISBN:
9780191711053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228126.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Aesthetic theory occupies a curiously ”marginalized” position on the philosophical map. This chapter identifies two contributing factors: a tendency to collapse the distinction between artworld ... More


Why Does Jazz Matter to Aesthetic Theory?

Robert Kraut

in Artworld Metaphysics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199228126
eISBN:
9780191711053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228126.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The goal of this chapter is to determine the role, if any, that jazz performance might play in motivating and/or evaluating an aesthetic theory. The upshot is that jazz is theoretically relevant ... More


Probably Not the Last Word on the End of Art

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/9780199202423.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Arthur Danto has argued that art's historical mission was to make possible the formulation of a philosophically perspicuous question about its own nature. When this was achieved in the 1960s, art ... More


Introduction

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/9780199577460.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This introductory chapter lays out the parameters of the debates to come. It draws a preliminary distinction between a ‘work’ and the ‘object’ (broadly conceived) that underlies it. Objects in this ... More


Shostakovich's Secret?

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/9780199562800.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter argues that the logically proper way to see the spate of recent attempts to put narrative interpretations on the works of absolute music, accepted as such in the canon, is to see them as ... More


Postmodernism in the Visual Arts: A Question of Ends

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:
10.1093/0198236239.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Commences with Arthur Danto's claim that art has exhausted its creative possibilities, and that we have, in effect, witnessed the end of art. On the basis of a comparison between modernism and ... More


Consciousness, Exemplars, and Art

Keith Lehrer

in Art, Self and Knowledge

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195304985
eISBN:
9780199918164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304985.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, General

To understand the exemplar representation of conscious exemplars, we need to examine the character of consciousness. I begin with a theory of the epistemology of consciousness. There are certain ... More


Aesthetic Theory, Feminist Art, and Autonomy

Keith Lehrer

in Art, Self and Knowledge

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195304985
eISBN:
9780199918164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304985.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, General

Aesthetic focus on conscious immediacy and the exemplarization of the experience opens the possibility of autonomous reconfiguration of experience. Performance art, especially feminist performance ... More


Theories of Art, and Art as Theory of the World

Keith Lehrer

in Art, Self and Knowledge

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195304985
eISBN:
9780199918164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304985.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, General

In this chapter, we contrast the relationship between our theory of how art as exemplarizing conscious experience to create novel form and content with some traditional theories in aesthetics, most ... More


Introduction

Stephanie Ross

in Two Thumbs Up: How Critics Aid Appreciation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226064284
eISBN:
9780226705033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226705033.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

I use Siskel and Ebert’s long-running TV show At the Movies as a springboard for a discussion of the uses to which criticism is put today. Calling out restaurant-review-style criticism, a model that ... More


Time

Frank Ankersmit

in Meaning, Truth, and Reference in Historical Representation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450716
eISBN:
9780801463853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450716.003.0002
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter attempts to explain why historicist historians were basically right when they showed so little interest in the topic of history and time. It does so by discussing what several ... More


Contextualizing the Arts: From Originating to Medial Contexts

Rudolf A. Makkreel

in Orientation and Judgment in Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226249315
eISBN:
9780226249452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226249452.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 9 explores various ways – traditional and contemporary – of contextualizing the interpretation of works of art. It is possible like Kant to contextualize the work of art in relation to a ... More


The Art of Death

Cairns Craig

in Muriel Spark, Existentialism and The Art of Death

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474447201
eISBN:
9781474464987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474447201.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Death in a novel has no finality: go back to the beginning and all the characters are still there, replaying the same life. For Kierkegaard, this was also the implication of Hegel’s philosophy: ... More


The Pop Effect

Michael Kelly

in A Hunger for Aesthetics: Enacting the Demands of Art

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152921
eISBN:
9780231526784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152921.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines the nascent collaboration between aesthetics and contemporary art by focusing on the critical reception of the emergence of American Pop art in the early 1960s by four ... More


The Ontology of Design

Jane Forsey

in The Aesthetics of Design

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199964369
eISBN:
9780199333233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964369.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, General

Chapter One provides an ontology of design that distinguishes it from art and craft as a specific kind of object with unique characteristics. A critical engagement with traditional formalist and ... More


A Phenomenological Rereading of the Classical Philosophy of History

David Carr

in Experience and History: Phenomenological Perspectives on the Historical World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199377657
eISBN:
9780199377671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199377657.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter proposes a “phenomenological rereading” of the classical philosophy of history, centered on the concept of experience and on a phenomenological conception of narrative. The author tries ... More


Seeking Salience: Art, Meaning, and Perception

William P. Seeley

in Attentional Engines: A Perceptual Theory of the Arts

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190662158
eISBN:
9780190662189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662158.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Chapter 1 evaluates the role played by aesthetics in the arts, argues that the shortcomings of neuroaesthetics emerge from conflating aesthetics with art, and introduces an alternative cognitivist ... More


Conclusion

K. E. Gover

in Art and Authority: Moral Rights and Meaning in Contemporary Visual Art

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198768692
eISBN:
9780191822056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198768692.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The challenges to artistic authority by contemporary art practice have certainly enlarged our sense of what kinds of things count as artworks, and by extension they have altered our sense of who ... More


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