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Conditions for Criticism: Authority, Knowledge, and Literature in the Late Nineteenth Century

Ian Small

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122418
eISBN:
9780191671418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122418.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book studies changes in the practice of literary criticism in the nineteenth century and locates those changes within wider movements in British intellectual culture. The growth of knowledge and ... More


Rhetoric, Aesthetics and Reliability

Nicholas Jardine

in The Scenes of Inquiry: On the Reality of Questions in the Sciences

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198250395
eISBN:
9780191681288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198250395.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter examines the roles in the sciences of different forms of appeal to literary and aesthetic sensibility. It reviews some studies to discuss the reliability and amenability to calibration ... More


The Aesthetics of Design

Jane Forsey

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199964369
eISBN:
9780199333233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964369.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, General

This book offers the first full treatment of design in the field of philosophical aesthetics. Aesthetic theory has traditionally occupied itself with fine art in all its forms, sometimes with craft, ... More


Introduction

Jane Forsey

in The Aesthetics of Design

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199964369
eISBN:
9780199333233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964369.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, General

The introduction describes the challenges that face the aesthetics of design as an original contribution to philosophical aesthetics, and the ways in which design can broaden the discipline. It ... More


Introduction: The Judgment of Holocaust Art

Henry W. Pickford

in The Sense of Semblance: Philosophical Analyses of Holocaust Art

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823245406
eISBN:
9780823250776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245406.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter claims that Holocaust artworks must maintain at least two relations: artistic (lest they be merely historical documents) and historical (lest they distort the past or become merely ... More


Conclusion: The Significance of Design

Jane Forsey

in The Aesthetics of Design

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199964369
eISBN:
9780199333233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964369.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, General

The conclusion argues that design, because of its ubiquity and embeddedness in everyday life, serves to illustrate the importance of the aesthetic in general as part of human lives and concerns. A ... More


The Aesthetics of Music

Roger Scruton

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198167273
eISBN:
9780191598371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019816727X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Attempts to give a complete account of music: its nature, meaning, and value. The book begins from an examination of sound, distinguishes sound from tone, and identifies tones as ... More


Feminist Aesthetics and the Politics of Modernism

Ewa Plonowska Ziarek

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161497
eISBN:
9780231530903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161497.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This book articulates a feminist aesthetics, focusing on the struggle for freedom in women's literary and political modernism and on the devastating impact of racist violence and sexism. It examines ... More


The Enigma of Nella Larsen: Letters, Curse, and Black Laughter

Ewa Płonowska Ziarek

in Feminist Aesthetics and the Politics of Modernism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161497
eISBN:
9780231530903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161497.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This concluding chapter argues for the inclusion of the works of writer Nella Larsen into the canon of philosophical aesthetics. Larsen explored art's vexed relation to politics, female desire, and ... More


Marcel Proust: The Fictions of Life and of Art

Leo Bersani

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199931514
eISBN:
9780199345755
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931514.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Criticism/Theory

The author of this book is an eminent literary critic whose influential work spans half a century. His vast, in many ways unclassifiable, oeuvre has traversed and blurred the boundaries of the ... More


What’s Special?: Adopting the Aesthetic Attitude

Patrik N. Juslin

in Musical Emotions Explained: Unlocking the Secrets of Musical Affect

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198753421
eISBN:
9780191842689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753421.003.0028
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter considers the notion of aesthetic attitude. It asks: how can we be sure that there is such a thing as an aesthetic attitude? Is there evidence that our perception of an event or object ... More


A Novel Approach Towards Aesthetic Judgment

Patrik N. Juslin

in Musical Emotions Explained: Unlocking the Secrets of Musical Affect

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198753421
eISBN:
9780191842689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753421.003.0030
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter considers a more complete description of the judgment process, in order to pave the way for the explanation of how aesthetic judgments may produce both preferences and emotional states. ... More


The Beautiful versus the Good (in the Eighteenth Century)

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/9780198746782.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Chapter 3 introduces a theme that pervades the discussion of the aesthetic, from the eighteenth century to the present. The contrast between moral and aesthetic judgments. To put it bluntly, it is ... More


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