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Philosophical Perspectives on Art

ISBN : 9780199202430

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¥7,777
著者: 
Stephen Davies
ページ
288 ページ
フォーマット
Paperback
サイズ
156 x 234 mm
刊行日
2010年02月
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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. Can art be defined, and if so, which definitions are the most plausible? Do we make and consume art because there are evolutionary advantages to doing so? Has art completed the mission that guided its earlier historical development, and if so, what is to become of it now? Should architecture be classified as an art form? Part II turns to the interpretation and appreciation of art. What is the target and purpose of the critic's interpretation? Is interpretation primarily directed at uncovering artists' intended meanings? Can apparently contradictory interpretations of a given piece both be true? Are interpretative evaluations entailed by descriptions of a work's aesthetic and artistic characteristics? In addition to providing fresh answers to these and other central questions in aesthetics, Davies considers the nature and content of metaphor, and the relation between the expressive qualities of a work of art and the emotions of its creator.

目次: 

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
Bibliography
Index

著者について: 

Stephen Davies is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Auckland.

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