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Schopenhauer's Aesthetics

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/9780199206179.003.0022
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This essay explores Schopenhauer's relationship to Kant, and stresses the extent to which the great pessimist's aesthetic philosophy relies on Kant's metaphysics even more than it does on Kant's ... More


Introduction

Fernihough Anne

in D. H. Lawrence: Aesthetics and Ideology

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112358
eISBN:
9780191670770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112358.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The term ‘aesthetics’, in its Greek derivation, denotes the study of sense experience rather than the study of art. It is not surprising, therefore, that when aesthetics was founded as a discrete ... More


Aesthetics: Hume, Kant, and Criticism

Stephen Mulhall

in Stanley Cavell: Philosophy's Recounting of the Ordinary

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238508
eISBN:
9780191679643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238508.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines Cavell's work in the field of aesthetics, and in particular his essay ‘Aesthetic Problems of Modern Philosophy’. Cavell attempts to cast light upon the role of rationality in ... More


Walter Pater: Individualism and Aesthetic Philosophy

Kate Hext

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748646258
eISBN:
9780748693849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646258.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Walter Pater: Individualism and Aesthetic Philosophy combines close readings with cultural and intellectual history and biography to reconsider individualism and philosophical thought in the ... More


Introduction: Aesthetic Judgment in the Contemporary Art World

Hannah Wohl

in Bound by Creativity: How Contemporary Art Is Created and Judged

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226784557
eISBN:
9780226784724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226784724.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The introduction argues that artists and others in the art world make aesthetic judgments by assessing creative visions—bundles of recognizable and enduring consistencies within bodies of work. It ... More


Beauty Along the Color Line: Lynching, Form, and Aesthetics

Russ Castronovo

in Beautiful Democracy: Aesthetics and Anarchy in a Global Era

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226096285
eISBN:
9780226096308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226096308.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

W. E. B. Du Bois's interest in aesthetics speaks volumes about how specific content—particularly African Americans—often fails to meet putatively universal criteria that underwrite justice. By ... More


Interventions in Contemporary Thought: History, Politics, Aesthetics

Gabriel Rockhill

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474405355
eISBN:
9781474422321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405355.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

With the aim of rethinking the state and stakes of contemporary theory, Gabriel Rockhill critically works through some of the most important recent philosophical writings on the intertwined topics of ... More


Conclusion: ‘the elusive inscrutable mistakable self’

Kate Hext

in Walter Pater: Individualism and Aesthetic Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748646258
eISBN:
9780748693849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646258.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter draws together the argument of Walter Pater: Individualism and Aesthetic Philosophy. It concludes that Pater's central motivating concern is with the reconception of the individual under ... More


Afterword: Are Aesthetic Models the Best Way to Talk About the Artfulness of Literary Texts?

Charles Altieri

in American Literature's Aesthetic Dimensions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156172
eISBN:
9780231520775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156172.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This afterword takes a skeptical and even contentious approach some of the other contributions in this volume rather than politely reviewing and synthesizing them as afterwords more often do. It ... More


American Avant-Garde Cinema's Philosophy of the In-Between

Rebecca A. Sheehan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190949709
eISBN:
9780190949747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949709.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Can films philosophize rather than simply represent philosophical ideas developed outside the cinematic medium? Taking up this question crucial to the field of film-philosophy, this book argues that ... More


What Painting Does

Catherine M. Soussloff

in Foucault on Painting

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902414
eISBN:
9781452958804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902414.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Where does a new theory of painting belong in the context of Foucault’s larger philosophical project?


Foucault on Painting

Catherine M. Soussloff

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902414
eISBN:
9781452958804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902414.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Catherine M. Soussloff argues that Michel Foucault’s sustained engagement with European art history critically addresses present concerns about the mediated nature of the image in the digital age. ... More


Visual Signs: Abstraction, Poetry, and The Pope of Modern Art

Natalie Ferris

in Abstraction in Post-War British Literature 1945-1980

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
February 2022
ISBN:
9780198852698
eISBN:
9780191887055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852698.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The opening chapter examines the aesthetic philosophy and critical influence of Herbert Read, holding in balance his activities as establishment figure, art historian, and poet. It argues for the ... More


The Joy of Looking: What William Blake’s Pictures Want

Mike Goode

in Romantic Capabilities: Blake, Scott, Austen, and the New Messages of Old Media

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198862369
eISBN:
9780191894916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862369.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The chapter locates the subversive political potential of Blake’s art not in its cultivation of an audience elite enough to rise to the challenge of the sublime but in its viral medial appeals to ... More


Nelson Goodman: An Analytic Approach to Music and Literature Studies

Eric Prieto

in The Edinburgh Companion to Literature and Music

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780748693122
eISBN:
9781474490979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693122.003.0052
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Nelson Goodman’s Languages of Art, although little discussed by word-and-music scholars, offers a powerful set of concepts for understanding the relations between music and literature. Goodman ... More


Systems of Art Historical and Philosophical Thought

Catherine M. Soussloff

in Foucault on Painting

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902414
eISBN:
9781452958804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902414.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The historio-critical situation for Foucault’s writings on painting, including a discussion of significant issues of translation and reception that impinge on the specific theoretical matters ... More


The Place of Painting: Velázquez’s Las Meninas

Catherine M. Soussloff

in Foucault on Painting

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902414
eISBN:
9781452958804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902414.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The specific aspects of the painting of 1656 by Diego Velázquez that relate to Foucault’s interpretation of it as knowledge (savoir) itself, a point he subsequently made about painting in general in ... More


The Negativity of Painting: Magritte’s This Is Not a Pipe.

Catherine M. Soussloff

in Foucault on Painting

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902414
eISBN:
9781452958804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902414.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In his writing on the Surrealist Magritte, Foucault explored the impact of avant-garde “word and image paintings” in the history of twentieth century painting. He proposed that the circulating ... More


Writing the Unspeakable in A Single Man and Mrs. Dalloway

Jamie Carr

in The American Isherwood

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683611
eISBN:
9781452949291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683611.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the influence of Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway on Christopher Isherwood’s 1964 novel A Single Man. In his diary in the early 1960s, Isherwood unquestionably praises Woolf’s ... More


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