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Aesthetic Creation

Nick Zangwill

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261871
eISBN:
9780191718670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261871.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The first chapter addresses the criteria of adequacy of a theory of art. Chapters 2-5 are constructive — they advance a positive view of the nature of art, explore its consequences, and defend it ... More


Groundrules in the Philosophy 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/9780199261871.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter argues that theories of art should measure themselves primarily by whether they apply to things that we intuitively think are art, and not to things that we intuitively think are not ... More


Art Film, the Transient Body, and the Permanent Soul

Torben Grodal

in Embodied Visions: Evolution, Emotion, Culture and Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371314
eISBN:
9780199870585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371314.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The chapter analyzes the concepts and modes of representation that characterize films as art and discuss some of the reasons for the limited appeal of “high art” to a mass audience. The main argument ... More


Stepping Out: Playback and Inversion

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/9780199228126.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The imagery of stepping out of a discourse and surveying it (without distortion) from an external perspective is familiar but problematic. It is not clear where we stand in conducting such surveys, ... More


Man and Other Plants, 1789–1797

Matthew Bell

in Goethe's Naturalistic Anthropology: Man and Other Plants

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158943
eISBN:
9780191673429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158943.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

According to a conventional view, Goethe's theory of art after 1788 consists in a renunciation of his earlier naturalism and a move towards a conception of the norms of classical art. It is often ... More


Art, Architecture, and Self-Consciousness: An Exploration of Hegel’s Aesthetics

Paul Crowther

in Art and Embodiment: From Aesthetics to Self-Consciousness

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244973
eISBN:
9780191697425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244973.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter aims to provide both an entree into Hegel's aesthetic theory, and a critical development of it with special reference to architecture's significance as an art-form. Section I outlines ... More


Lawrence and Bloomsbury II: Art versus Text

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/9780198112358.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

D. H. Lawrence and his Bloomsbury contemporaries shared many of the same concerns, and, in particular, they set out to dispel the myth of a naively mimetic art, seeing realism to be complicit with ... More


Art and Failed-Art

Christy Mag Uidhir

in Art and Art-Attempts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199665778
eISBN:
9780191748608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665778.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The author begins by providing an account of attempts as goal-oriented intentional actions governed by success conditions. He then argues that the only plausible means by which art can be ... More


Beyond Theories of Art

Dominic McIver Lopes

in Beyond Art

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199591558
eISBN:
9780191771842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591558.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Answers to the question ‘what is art?’ may take any of three forms. A theory of art states what makes any item an art work. A theory of the arts states what makes certain activities (e.g. painting, ... More


Art and Art-Attempts

Christy Mag Uidhir

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199665778
eISBN:
9780191748608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665778.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Although few philosophers agree about what it is for something to be defined as art, most, if not all, agree on one thing: art must be in some sense intention-dependent. Art and Art-Attempts is about ... More


Identifying Critics

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/9780226705033.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

I begin by taking up this central question about Humean critics: are they real, i.e., actual beings amongst us, or are they ideal, i.e., mere models that we strive to approximate? I construct an ... More


Saturated Forms: Rilke’s and Rodin’s Sculpture of Environment

Margareta Ingrid Christian

in Objects in Air: Artworks and Their Outside around 1900

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226764771
eISBN:
9780226764801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226764801.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter, focusing on Rainer Maria Rilke’s writings on Rodin and his poem Archaic Torso of Apollo, examines how Rilke harnesses an idea of environment for art objects and how this idea is ... More


The surface’s substance

Mechthild Fend

in Fleshing Out Surfaces: Skin in French Art and Medicine, 1650-1850

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719087967
eISBN:
9781526120724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087967.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art History

The naked areas an artist represents when painting a human body were traditionally not conceived of in terms of skin but of flesh. This chapter discusses notions of flesh and flesh tones in the ... More


Toward an Ecology of the Arts

Joseph D. Anderson

in Psychocinematics: Exploring Cognition at the Movies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199862139
eISBN:
9780199332755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862139.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

For most of the life of the motion picture, (a little over one hundred years), there has been a continuous effort on the part of a small number of dedicated filmmakers, film scholars, psychologists, ... More


Fleshing Out Surfaces: Skin in French Art and Medicine, 1650-1850

Mechthild Fend

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719087967
eISBN:
9781526120724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087967.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Throughout the history of European painting, skin has been the most significant surface for artistic imitation, and flesh has been a privileged site of lifelikeness. Skin and flesh entertain complex ... More


Portrait of the Artist as an Aesthetic Expert

Christy Mag Uidhir and Cameron Buckner

in Aesthetics and the Sciences of Mind

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199669639
eISBN:
9780191749384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669639.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

The Aesthetic Theory of Art—any theory of art claiming that the aesthetic is a descriptively necessary feature of art—has been largely repudiated, in light of what are now considered traditional ... More


Expressive Things: Art Theories of Henri Focillon and Meyer Schapiro Reconsidered

Kerstin Thomas

in Speculative Art Histories: Analysis at the Limits

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474421041
eISBN:
9781474438605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421041.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The chapter discusses the art theories of Henri Focillon and Meyer Schapiro in order to explore the potential of an art history based on speculative realism. The focus lies on three basic positions ... More


Warburgian Image Practices

David L. Marshall

in The Weimar Origins of Rhetorical Inquiry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226722214
eISBN:
9780226722351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226722351.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The Weimar Origins of Rhetorical Inquiry shows how we can re-read German intellectual culture between 1918 and 1933 when we have a rich sense of a tradition of thought that scholars of the Weimar ... More


Pragmatism: Diversity of Subjects In Dewey’s Philosophy and The Present Dewey Scholarship

Stefan Neubert

in John Dewey Between Pragmatism and Constructivism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230181
eISBN:
9780823235339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230181.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter describes the main themes of Dewey's approach. It examines some central philosophical topics from the impressive richness of Dewey's works and the ... 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


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