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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


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


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


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


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


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


Techniques: French Urban Dance in Intellectual Context

Felicia McCarren

in French Moves: The Cultural Politics of le hip hop

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199939954
eISBN:
9780199347353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199939954.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 6 puts hip hop and its pedagogy into the context of this French theory of practice, considering how a climate created by French intellectuals focusing on practice and understanding bodies as ... More


Neither Analytic Nor Dialectic I: Horizon

Jon Cogburn

in Garcian Meditations: The Dialectics of Persistence in Form and Object

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474415910
eISBN:
9781474434942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415910.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The second chapter contains an exposition and critique of Garcia’s definitions of analysis and dialectics, again tying his discussion to canonical discussion in analytic and continental philosophy. ... More


Breaking the Laws of Language

Jan Mieszkowski

in Labors of Imagination: Aesthetics and Political Economy from Kant to Althusser

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225873
eISBN:
9780823235346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225873.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The doctrine of productive imagination that informs Immanuel Kant's theory of art would appear to complement his discourse on freedom, the cornerstone of the three ... More


“To Be Able to Let Nature Reflect in the Depths of My Own Soul”

Thomas Söderqvist

in Science as Autobiography: The Troubled Life of Niels Jern

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094411
eISBN:
9780300128710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094411.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter focuses on the affair Niels Jerne started with the physician Erna Morch in June 1942. They had met at a midsummer party some years before and had bumped into each other from time to time ... More


Rethinking Lessing's Laocoon: Antiquity, Enlightenment, and the 'Limits' of Painting and Poetry

Avi Lifschitz and Michael Squire (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198802228
eISBN:
9780191840562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802228.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Ever since its publication in 1766, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing’s treatise Laocoon, or On the Limits of Painting and Poetry has shaped debates about aesthetic experience and the medial distinctions ... More


K. C. Bhattacharyya, “The Concept of Rasa” (1930)

Nalini Bhushan and Jay L. Garfield

in Indian Philosophy in English: From Renaissance to Independence

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199769261
eISBN:
9780190267605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199769261.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter presents an excerpt from Krishna Chandra Bhattacharyya’s 1930 essay, “The Concept of Rasa,” in which he provides a very nonclassical analysis of the classical Indian aesthetic construct ... More


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