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Musical Expressiveness as Hearability‐as‐Expression

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/9780199206179.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This essay defends the analysis that music is expressive of an emotion or other mental state insofar as it induces one to hear it as the personal or personlike expression of that mental state. ... More


Nationality and Cultural Pluralism

David Miller

in On Nationality

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293569
eISBN:
9780191599910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293569.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The principle of nationality defended in this book is contrasted with conservative nationalism on one side and radical multiculturalism on the other. Conservative nationalists treat national ... More


Aesthetics and Ethics: Basic Concepts

Berys Gaut

in Art, Emotion and Ethics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263219
eISBN:
9780191718854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263219.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter clarifies the concepts of the aesthetic and ethical. It asks what aesthetic concepts, as listed in Sibley's account, have in common. It criticizes aesthetic attitude theories, such as ... More


Aesthetic Realism and Emotional Qualities of Music

Malcolm Budd

in Aesthetic Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199556175
eISBN:
9780191721151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556175.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter considers whether the emotional qualities of music should be understood in a realistic or anti-realistic fashion. It argues that Roger Scruton's principal argument against realism is ... More


Understanding Music

Malcolm Budd

in Aesthetic Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199556175
eISBN:
9780191721151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556175.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

After some initial remarks about the possible depth, accuracy, extent, and subtlety of musical understanding, this chapter focusses on the fundamental nature of the experience of a listener who hears ... More


Musical Movement and Aesthetic Metaphors

Malcolm Budd

in Aesthetic Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199556175
eISBN:
9780191721151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556175.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines one of the most striking claims in Roger Scruton's The Aesthetics of Music: that the basic perceptions of music are informed by spatial concepts understood metaphorically. To ... More


Marriage, Sex, and Morals

Elizabeth Brake

in Minimizing Marriage: Marriage, Morality, and the Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199774142
eISBN:
9780199933228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199774142.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter examines three of the most influential defenses of marriage; each holds that marriage is the sole permissible context for sex and the unique context for achieving certain goods. Kant ... More


Aesthetic Essentialism

Peter Lamarque

in Work and Object: Explorations in the Metaphysics of Art

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199577460
eISBN:
9780191722998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577460.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter defends a key thesis: Some aesthetic properties are possessed essentially by some works of art. This thesis (individual- or I-essentialism) is distinguished from other essentialist ... More


Value, Authenticity, and Fantasy in Bergman

Paisley Livingston

in Cinema, Philosophy, Bergman: On Film as Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570171
eISBN:
9780191721540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570171.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, General

This chapter discusses a scene in Wild Strawberries where Bergman includes an allusion to Kaila's views about the status of moral judgements. The apparent thrust of this appeal to Kaila's authority ... More


Sexual Solipsism

Rae Langton

in Sexual Solipsism: Philosophical Essays on Pornography and Objectification

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199247066
eISBN:
9780191594823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247066.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

If solipsism is false but believed, the agent treats people as things (objectification). If solipsism is true but not believed, the agent treats things as people (projective animation). These two ... 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


Who Says Pornography Can’t Be Art?

Hans Maes

in Art and Pornography: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199609581
eISBN:
9780191746260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609581.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

This opening chapter provides the contours of the debate about whether art and pornography are mutually exclusive and is meant as an introduction to the main themes of the book. It begins by looking ... More


Persons and Their Associations

John Finnis

in Intention and Identity: Collected Essays Volume II

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580064
eISBN:
9780191729386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580064.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter contains the text of a 1989 response to Roger Scruton's philosophical paper ‘Corporate Persons’ (summarized in the endnote) emphasizes that the paradigm of personhood is the persisting ... More


Affections and Locality

Joshua Hordern

in Political Affections: Civic Participation and Moral Theology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646814
eISBN:
9780191744181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646814.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

Chapter 4 develops the preceding chapters' argument by addressing afresh the democratic deficit and Jürgen Habermas' constitutional patriotism. The chapter contrasts Habermas' approach with Roger ... More


Room of One’s Own? Music, Space, and Freedom 1

Jeremy Begbie

in Music, Modernity, and God: Essays in Listening

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199292448
eISBN:
9780191747007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199292448.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Literature

This chapter argues that discussions of freedom in modernity have been plagued by competitive, ‘zero-sum’ models—God’s freedom and the world’s are construed as mutually exclusive, as are divine and ... More


Criticism and Imagination

James Grant

in The Critical Imagination

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199661794
eISBN:
9780191748318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661794.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter explains what the role of imaginativeness in criticism is. Although the view that imaginativeness has a significant role in criticism has a long history, many philosophers today are ... More


Metaphor and Criticism

James Grant

in The Critical Imagination

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199661794
eISBN:
9780191748318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661794.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter explains why metaphor is so effective, and therefore so prevalent, in criticism of the arts. It begins by defending the Minimal Thesis about metaphor, presented in Chapter 4, against ... More


Philosophical Interventions: Reviews 1986-2011

Martha C. Nussbaum

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199777853
eISBN:
9780190267612
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199777853.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This is a volume of notable published book reviews of the author, a philosopher and high-profile public intellectual who comments often on issues in philosophy, politics, gender equality, economics, ... More


Imagination and Truth: Reflections after Coleridge

Roger Scruton

in Coleridge and Contemplation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198799511
eISBN:
9780191839795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799511.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 5 reflects on Coleridge’s famous fancy–imagination distinction, which inspired the author’s own distinction between fantasy and imagination. The continuing relevance of Coleridge’s ... More


The Fear of Smell

Larry Shiner

in Art Scents: Exploring the Aesthetics of Smell and the Olfactory Arts

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190089818
eISBN:
9780190089849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190089818.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter reviews and counters the arguments philosophers have used to justify treating the human sense of smell as cognitively null and of little use, especially for aesthetic judgment. The first ... More


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