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The Cluster Theory 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/9780199202423.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Berys Gaut has defended a cluster account of art, according to which no one property is necessary for something's being art, and various different combinations of properties from a fairly long list ... More


Expressive Qualities

Mitchell S. Green

in Self-Expression

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199283781
eISBN:
9780191712548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283781.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This chapter develops the third major form of showing employed in this book: showing how an experience, emotion, or mood feels. One way in which we do this is by using items of experience that are ... More


Types of Authorship in the Cinema

Paisley Livingston

in Cinema, Philosophy, Bergman: On Film as Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570171
eISBN:
9780191721540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570171.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, General

One objection that is often raised against intentionalist approaches is that many films have no author who could be the source of philosophical questions or claims. In response to that objection, ... More


Elusive Narrators in Literature

George M. Wilson

in Seeing Fictions in Film: The Epistemology of Movies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199594894
eISBN:
9780191731440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594894.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

If movies have narrators at all, then characteristically they will be rather radically effaced. A number of important critics (Noël Carroll, Berys Gaut, Andrew Kania) have written skeptically about ... More


Does Art Change Us?

James Harold

in Dangerous Art

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197519769
eISBN:
9780197519790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197519769.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter takes up the question of art’s effects on its audience. The thesis is that art probably does affect us in ways that matter morally, and so we should be suspicious of accounts that treat ... More


Constructivism

Mark LeBar

in The Value of Living Well

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199931118
eISBN:
9780199345717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931118.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter argues that we ought not to think that, though there are truth-makers for claims about what we have reason to do (Virtue Eudaimonism is not an irrealist view about reasons), they are not ... More


Introduction

Michael B. Gill

in Humean Moral Pluralism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198714033
eISBN:
9780191782480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714033.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explains what it means for a view of morality to be “pluralist” and “Humean.” It also describes Berys Gaut’s distinction between prioritarianism and pluralism, and shows how Gaut ... More


Wrong Kinds of Reason and the Opacity of Normative Force

Justin D’Arms and Daniel Jacobson

in Oxford Studies in Metaethics, Volume 9

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198709299
eISBN:
9780191781056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709299.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The literature on the wrong kind of reason (WKR) problem largely assumes that such reasons pose only a theoretical problem for certain theories of value rather than a practical problem. Since the ... More


Self-evidence, Theory, and Anti-theory

Simon Kirchin

in Intuition, Theory, and Anti-Theory in Ethics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198713227
eISBN:
9780191781650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713227.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the idea of self-evidence as used in modern writings about ethical intuitionism. It uses an argument against intuitionism given by Berys Gaut as a prompt to explore this idea. ... More


Sound in Film: Design versus Commentary

Jerrold Levinson

in Aesthetic Pursuits: Essays in Philosophy of Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198767213
eISBN:
9780191821813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767213.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

What are the different possibilities for assigning a source or responsibility to the sounds that form part of a film, according to the nature of the sounds, the nature of the film, and the nature of ... More


Character, Social Psychology, and the Cognitive Value of Literature

Robert Stecker

in Questions of Character

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199357703
eISBN:
9780199357734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357703.003.0023
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter takes up the question of whether literature can have cognitive value. It responds to skepticism with regard to the cognitive value of literature voiced recently by Gregory Currie. Currie ... More


Philosophical Aesthetics and the Ethical Criticism of Art: A Critical Survey of the Current State of Affairs

Ted Nannicelli

in Artistic Creation and Ethical Criticism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197507247
eISBN:
9780197507278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197507247.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter critically reviews an approach to the ethical criticism of art that has dominated attention in philosophical aesthetics. The author calls it the “interpretation-oriented approach” and ... More


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