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Sonicism II: Against Contextualism

Julian Dodd

in Works of Music: An Essay in Ontology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284375
eISBN:
9780191713743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284375.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter completes the defence of timbral sonicism by defending it against the kinds of contextualist counter-examples produced by Levinson: thought-experiments intended to demonstrate that two ... More


Defending the Type/Token Theory II: Musical Platonism

Julian Dodd

in Works of Music: An Essay in Ontology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284375
eISBN:
9780191713743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284375.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter defends what is perhaps the most controversial consequence of the type/token theory: musical Platonism. Musical Platonism is the doctrine that works of music, qua types of ... More


Sonicism I: Against Instrumentalism

Julian Dodd

in Works of Music: An Essay in Ontology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284375
eISBN:
9780191713743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284375.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Sonicism holds that works are identical just in case they sound exactly alike. This chapter presents a version of this thesis — timbral sonicism — as the face-value way of individuating musical ... More


Introduction: Cicero's Letters and Linguistic Politeness

Jon Hall

in Politeness and Politics in Cicero's Letters

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195329063
eISBN:
9780199870233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329063.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the social context of letter-writing during the Late Roman Republic, especially among the aristocracy and its concern with social manners. It also examines recent ... More


Aesthetic Essence

Malcolm Budd

in Aesthetic Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199556175
eISBN:
9780191721151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556175.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter attempts to show that the aesthetic has an essence that is capturable in non-aesthetic terms. It demonstrates the interdefinability of the various aesthetic categories and explores ... 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


William Wordsworth: Intensity and Achievement

Thomas McFarland

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112532
eISBN:
9780191670800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112532.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book seeks to isolate the special factors that generate William Wordsworth's greatness as a poet. Setting out from dissatisfaction with the current trend towards New Historicism in Wordsworthian ... 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


Distinctness and Indiscernibility in the Allographic Arts

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/9780199577460.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Nelson Goodman defines allographic arts, such as music and literature, as arts that are not forgeable by producing a notationally identical copy (so-called ‘referential forgery’). Autographic arts, ... More


Objects of Interpretation

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/9780199577460.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the relation between interpretation and the objects of interpretation. Several theses are defended: that interpretation cannot proceed without prior determination of the kind of ... More


How to Create a Fictional Character

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/9780199577460.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses the ontological status of fictional characters and the logical constraints on creating characters. Drawing on Jerrold Levinson's arguments for the creation of musical works, it ... More


Wordsworth's Hedgerows: The Infrashape of the Longer Romantic Lyric

Thomas McFarland

in William Wordsworth: Intensity and Achievement

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112532
eISBN:
9780191670800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112532.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses a formulation of a germane argument, with a juxtaposition of the absolute difference of two commentaries (one being that of Marjorie Levinson). These commentaries help to ... More


The Cognitive Theory

Derek Matravers

in Art and Emotion

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243167
eISBN:
9780191697227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243167.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

There are two obvious candidates for an account of expressive judgements. Putting these candidates in their roughest and least plausible forms, the arousal theory claims that music is sad if it makes ... More


A Platonist Theory of Musical Works

Lydia Goehr

in The Imaginary Museum of Musical Works: An Essay in the Philosophy of Music

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198235415
eISBN:
9780191597503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235410.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The limitations of the analytic approach are further explored through a consideration of Jerrold Levinson's modified Platonist view of musical works and performances. Levinson's account of musical ... More


Pornography, Art, and the Intended Response of the Receiver

David Davies

in Art and Pornography: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199609581
eISBN:
9780191746260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609581.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

According to this chapter, both the nature of art and the nature of pornography can be usefully elucidated in terms of the kind of regard or response intended by the maker of an artefact. In this ... More


Concepts of Pornography: Aesthetics, Feminism, and Methodology

Andrew Kania

in Art and Pornography: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199609581
eISBN:
9780191746260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609581.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

Theorists who attempt something like an analysis or definition of pornography often engage in different kinds of projects. Some engage in a conceptual project aimed at elucidating a shared concept of ... 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


Psychology and the Crisis of Masculinity

Susanne Schmidt

in Midlife Crisis: The Feminist Origins of a Chauvinist Cliché

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226686851
eISBN:
9780226686998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226686998.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

For all the success, Passages was not to everybody’s liking—and if Sheehy’s feminist framework and engagement with social science made her concept of midlife crisis popular, they also constituted a ... More


A Paradigm for Understanding Adult Life

Michael B. Kaufman

in Redefining Success in America: A New Theory of Happiness and Human Development

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226550015
eISBN:
9780226550299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226550299.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 10 shows that the book’s new qualitative paradigm for understanding well-being and development is supported by published research on general samples and at the same time cinches together many ... More


Cruxes of Interpretation in the Bible and in the Constitution: How can I understand unless some one gives me the clue? (Acts 8.31 NEB)

Jaroslav Pelikan

in Interpreting the Bible and the Constitution

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300102673
eISBN:
9780300130768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300102673.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter illustrates how Christian exegetes of Holy Scripture have often spoken of a passage as a crux interpretum, a crux of the interpreters and of interpretation, defined as “a difficulty ... More


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