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Art in Three Dimensions

ISBN : 9780199655922

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¥6,842
Author: 
Noel Carroll
Pages
548 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
156 x 234 mm
Pub date
Jul 2012
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Art in Three Dimensions is a collection of essays by one of the most eminent figures in philosophy of art. The animating idea behind Noel Carroll's work is that philosophers of art should eschew the sort of aestheticism that often implicitly - but sometimes explicitly, as in the case of aesthetic theories of art and of their commitments to the notion of the autonomy of art - governs their methodology. Instead, Carroll argues that philosophers of art need to refocus their attention on the ways in which art enters the life of culture and the lives of individual audience members. The reference to "three dimensions" in the title refers to Carroll's view that philosophers of art should look at art from multiple angles and treat it as a substantial participant not only in society, but also as a significant influence upon the moral and emotional experiences of audiences.

Index: 

Introduction
PART I: ART
1. The Descent of Art
2. Formalism
3. Definitions of Art
4. Art, Creativity, and Tradition
PART II: AESTHETIC EXPERIENCE
5. Aesthetic Experience: A Question of Content
6. Nonperceptual Aesthetic Properties
7. Aesthetic Experience, Art, and Artists
PART III: ART AND VALUE
8. Art and Alienation
9. Art and Recollection
10. Art and the Moral Realm
11. The Wheel of Virtue
12. Art and the Ethical Domain
13. Politics and Aesthetics
PART IV: ART AND AFFECT
14. Art and Human Nature
15. Art and Mood
16. On Some Affective Relations between Audiences and Characters in Popular Fictions
PART V: NARRATIVE AND HUMOR
17. Narrative Closure
18. Narrative and the Ethical Life
19. Humor
20. Two Comic Plots
PART VI: THE ARTS
21. Philosophy and Drama: performance, Interpretation and Intentionality
22. Literary Realism, Recognition, and the Communication of Knowledge
23. Dance, Imitation, and Representation
24. Feeling Movement: Music and Dance
25. Music, Mind, and Morality: Arousing the Body Politic

About the author: 

Noel Carroll is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center, the City University of New York. He is a former President of the American Society for Aesthetics.

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