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Are There Counterexamples to Aesthetic Theories 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/9780199261871.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter argues that the objection that Aesthetic Theories of Art, such as the Aesthetic Creation Theory, fall short when it comes to the Twentieth Century avant garde. It argues that Arthur ... More


The Social Practices of Art-Reflexive Art

Nicholas Wolterstorff

in Art Rethought: The Social Practices of Art

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198747758
eISBN:
9780191810671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747758.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In the twentieth century there emerged, within the visual art world, an important and influential movement of art-reflexive art, that is, art that raises questions about art and is thus art about ... More


Artifacts: Functions, Artworks, and Abstract Artifacts

Simon J. Evnine

in Making Objects and Events: A Hylomorphic Theory of Artifacts, Actions, and Organisms

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198779674
eISBN:
9780191825989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198779674.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this chapter a number of further issues concerning artifacts are pursued. These include a detailed treatment of the relation of artifacts to different kinds of functions and how artifacts acquire ... More


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