Philosophical Perspectives on Art presents a series of essays devoted to two of the most fundamental topics in the philosophy of art: the distinctive character of artworks and what is involved in understanding them as art. In Part I, Stephen Davies considers a wide range of questions about the nature and definition of art. Part II, he turns to the interpretation and appreciation of art. Anyone with an interest in aesthetics or art theory will find thepapers in this volume fascinating reading.
Intro Contents Introduction Part One 1 Essential Distinctions for Art Theorists 2 The Cluster Theory of Art 3 Functional and Procedural Definitions of Art 4 Non-Western Art and Art's Definition 5 First Art and Art's Definition 6 Aesthetic Judgments, Artworks, and Functional Beauty 7 Ellen Dissanayake's Evolutionary Aesthetic 8 Probably Not the Last Word on the End of Art 9 Is Architecture an Art? Part Two 10 Interpreting Contextualities 11 Authors' Intentions, Literary Interpretation, and Literary Value 12 True Interpretations 13 Relativism in Interpretation 14 Replies to Arguments Suggesting that Critics' Strong Evaluations could not be Soundly Deduced 15 Truth-Values and Metaphors 16 The Expression Theory Again References Index A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U V W Z.
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