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Aesthetic Properties, Evaluative Force, and Differences of Sensibility

Jerrold Levinson

in Contemplating Art: Essays in Aesthetics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199206179
eISBN:
9780191709982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206179.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This essay revisits a position on aesthetic attributions, a position rooted in some seminal essays of Frank Sibley, and which can be labelledaesthetic realism. It reflects on some challenges which ... More


What are Aesthetic Properties?

Jerrold Levinson

in Contemplating Art: Essays in Aesthetics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199206179
eISBN:
9780191709982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206179.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This essay presents a defence of aesthetic realism, focusing on the issue of how properties in general and aesthetic properties in particular should be conceived. It is proposed that at least ... More


‘The adequate presentation of the complete human personality’, Lukács and the nineteenth-century realist tradition

Ian Aitken

in Realist Film Theory and Cinema: The Nineteenth-century Lukacsian and Intuitionist Realist Traditions

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070006
eISBN:
9781781700884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070006.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes the model of aesthetic realism developed by the Hungarian theorist György Lukács, and sets out the parameters of a Lukácsian theory of cinematic realism. It discusses one of ... More


Marx, Marxism, and Aesthetic Realism

Tom Rockmore

in Art and Truth after Plato

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226040028
eISBN:
9780226040165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226040165.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses Marxist aesthetics and the reasons behind its being one of the liveliest and most interesting of all the many Marxist themes. Major themes in Marxist aesthetics include ... More


When Critics Disagree

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/9780226705033.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines disagreement between ideal critics and the prospects for realism in aesthetics. Hume’s posit of blameless differences, his supposition that critics will differ based on (i) ... More


The Truth of Analysis

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/9780198746782.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In Chapter 13, interpretation of artworks is contrasted with analysis. And it is stipulated that by analysis of an artwork is meant the teasing out of what are termed its “aesthetic” features, as ... More


A Semantic Framework for Aesthetic Expressions

Berit Brogaard

in The Semantics of Aesthetic Judgements

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198714590
eISBN:
9780191782879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714590.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Though predicates of personal taste (PPT) have been given a considerable amount of attention, aesthetic expressions have not. Perhaps this is because it is assumed that aesthetic expressions function ... More


Common Sense and the Error Theory

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/9780198746782.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In the final chapter, Chapter 15, the thesis of the book is re-emphasized, namely, that the argument to the best explanation of why the art-interested dispute over art is that they are realists with ... More


Discourses of Recorded Sound: Technologies, Production, Listening, and Conceptualization

Mads Walther-Hansen

in Making Sense of Recordings: How Cognitive Processing of Recorded Sound Works

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197533901
eISBN:
9780197533949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197533901.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

The chapter looks at descriptions of sound across texts and across historical contexts. Starting from the invention of the phonograph through multitrack recording to digital audio, the chapter ... More


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