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Aesthetic Essays

Author : Malcolm Budd
ISBN : 9780191565038
Genre : Philosophy
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The book brings together a selection of Malcolm Budd's essays in aesthetics. A number of the essays are aimed at the abstract heart of aesthetics, attempting to solve a cluster of the most important issues in aesthetics which are not specific to particular art forms. These include the nature and proper scope of the aesthetic, the intersubjective validity of aesthetic judgements, the correct understanding of aesthetic judgements expressed through metaphors, aesthetic realism versus anti-realism, the character of aesthetic pleasure and aesthetic value, the aim of art and the artistic expression of emotion. Other essays are focussed on central issues in the aesthetics of particular art forms: two engage with the most fundamental issue in the aesthetics of music, the question of the correct conception of the phenomenology of the experience of listening to music with understanding; and two consider the nature of pictorial representation, one examining certain well-known views, the other articulating an alternative conception of seeing a picture as a depiction of a certain state of affairs. The final essay in the volume is a comprehensive reconstruction and critical examination of Wittgenstein's aesthetics, both early and late.
Category: Philosophy

Schiller S Aesthetic Essays

Author : Lesley Sharpe
ISBN : 1571130586
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Friedrich Schiller, the dramatist and poet, greatly influenced the development of aesthetics through his essays. He sums up the eighteenth century while anticipating modern ideas; his notions of the naive and the sentimental, of art as play, and of beauty as semblance, have had a lasting impact on aesthetic speculation. Dr Sharpe's book is the first study devoted to tracing the attempts of successive generations of philosophers and literary critics to expound the works and deal with the problems they present. Surveying Anglo-American as well as German-language criticism, she illuminates the impact of critical and political change on their evaluation.
Category: Literary Criticism

Reflections On Aesthetic Judgment And Other Essays

Author : Professor Benjamin Tilghman
ISBN : 9781409485117
Genre : Philosophy
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Benjamin Tilghman has been a leading commentator on analytic philosophy for many years. This book brings together his most significant and influential work on aesthetics. Spanning a period of thirty years and covering topics in aesthetics from literature to painting, the collection traces the development of Tilghman's two principal themes; a rejection of philosophical theory as a way of resolving problems about our understanding and appreciation of art and the importance of the representation and presentation of the human and human concerns in art. Tilghman is profoundly influenced by the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein and his work is informed throughout by his conception and practice of philosophy. Written with exceptional clarity and with many references to original work in both painting and literature, this collection will be an invaluable resource not only for professional philosophers but for those working in the arts generally, art historians, critics and literary theorists.
Category: Philosophy

Essays On Aesthetic Genesis

Author : Charlene Elsby
ISBN : 9780761867708
Genre : Philosophy
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This collection of essays takes as its focus Mitscherling’s comprehensive phenomenological analysis of embodiment, aesthetic experience, the interpretation of texts, moral behavior, and cognition, and exemplifies subsequent work in the field of realist phenomenology being conducted by an international collection of active scholars influenced by Mischerling’s Aesthetic Genesis.
Category: Philosophy

Essays In Migratory Aesthetics

Author : Sam Durrant
ISBN : 9789042022362
Genre : Art
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This volume addresses the impact of human movement on the aesthetic practices that make up the fabric of culture. The essays explore the ways in which cultural activities'ranging from the habitual gestures of the body to the production of specific artworks'register the impact of migration, from the forced transportation of slaves to the New World and of Jews to the death camps to the economic migration of peoples between the West and its erstwhile colonies; from the internal and external exile of Palestinians to the free movement of cosmopolitan intellectuals. Rather than focusing exclusively on art produced by those identified as migrant subjects, this collection opens up the question of how aesthetics itself migrates, transforming not only its own practices and traditions, but also the very nature of our being in the world, as subjects producing, as well as produced by, the cultures in which we live. The transformative potential of cultures on the move is both affirmed and critiqued throughout the collection, as part of an exploration of the ways in which globalisation implicates us ever more tightly in the unequal relations of production that characterise late modernity. This collection brings academic scholars from a variety of disciplines into conversation with practising visual and verbal artists; indeed, many of the essays break down the distinction between artist and academic, suggesting a dynamic interchange between critical reflection and creativity. Contributors: Mieke Bal, Sudeep Dasgupta, Sam Durrant, Isabel Hoving, Graham Huggan, Catherine Lord, Lily Markiewicz, Sarah de Mul, Griselda Pollock, Ihab Saloul, Joy Smith, Wim Staat, Judith Tucker.ContentsSam DURRANT and Catherine M. LORD: Introduction: Essays in Migratory Aesthetics1. Practices within PracticesMieke BAL: Lost in Space, Lost in the LibraryLily MARKIEWICZ: No Place ? Like HomeCatherine M. LORD: In the Cooler2. Pasts in the PresentJudith TUCKER: Painting Places: A Postmemorial Landscape?Joy SMITH: Diasporic Slavery Memorials and Dutch Moral GeographiesSarah de MUL: Travelling to the Colonial Past as Migratory Aesthetics: Aya Zikken's Terug naar de atlasvlinder3. Displaced Aesthetics/The Aesthetics of DisplacementIhab SALOUL: ?Exilic Narrativity?: The Invisibility of Home in Palestinian ExileGraham HUGGAN: Unsettled Settlers: Postcolonialism, Travelling Theory and the New Migrant AestheticsSam DURRANT: Storytellers, Novelists, and Postcolonial Melancholia: Displaced Aesthetics in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall ApartWim STAAT: Transgression of Everydayness in Heddy Honigmann's P?IVE: A Dutch Case Study in Stanley Cavell's Film Ethics4. Relations, Conflations and TraumasIsabel HOVING: Between Relation and the Bare Facts: The Migratory Imagination and RelationalitySudeep DASGUPTA: Running A(g)round: Migratory Aesthetics and the Politics of TranslationGriselda POLLOCK: Daydreaming Before History: The Last Works of Sigmund Freud and Charlotte SalomonThe ContributorsIndex
Category: Art

The Anti Aesthetic

Author : Hal Foster
ISBN : 1565844629
Genre : Civilization, Modern
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The touchstone volume for postmodern debate and theory.
Category: Civilization, Modern

Four Essays On Aesthetics

Author : Zehou Li
ISBN : 0739113216
Genre : Philosophy
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Available for the first time in English, Li Zehou's philosophical aesthetics interpret the historical origins and evolution of aesthetic experience and their significance to the intellectual, emotional, and spiritual growth of human beings. Although LI's ideas have been debated in China for more than two decades, his conversations with Jane Cauvel will now allow Western students and philosophers to re-encounter Chinese and Western conceptions of aesthetics, and the way art shapes indiciduals, societies, technology, and the future of humankind.
Category: Philosophy

Essays In Aesthetics

Author : Gärard Genette
ISBN : 9780803271104
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Over the course of the past forty years, Gärard Genette?s work has profoundly influenced scholars of narratology, poetics, aesthetics, and literary and cultural criticism, and he continues to be one of France?s most influential theorists. The eighteen pieces in Essays in Aesthetics are of international interest because they are concerned either with universal aesthetic problems (the receiver?s relationship to an aesthetic object, abstract art, the role of repetition in aesthetics, genre theory, and the rapport between literature and music) or with specific moments in the work of a well-known writer or artist (such as Stendhal, Proust, Manet, Pissarro, and Canaletto).øEssays in Aesthetics contains a wealth of material related to the appreciation of beauty by one of the subtlest and most original minds working in aesthetics today. Genette knows the fine arts as well as he knows literature and as a result has innovative things to say to readers in that field as well as to philosophers and literary scholars.
Category: Literary Criticism

New Essays In Comparative Aesthetics

Author : Robert Wilkinson
ISBN : 9781443809528
Genre : Philosophy
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Comparative aesthetics is the branch of philosophy which compares the aesthetic concepts and practices of different cultures. The way in which the various cultures of the world conceive of the aesthetic dimension of life in general and art in particular is revelatory of profound attitudes and beliefs which themselves make up an important part of the culture in question. This anthology consists of entirely new essays by some of the leading, internationally recognised scholars in the field. The subjects addressed include the influence of Upanişadic thought on the classic Indian tradition in aesthetics and the way in which that tradition continues to have relevance to issues discussed today; how Buddhist thought in general and Zen in particular shape aesthetic attitudes in Japanese culture; how Confucianism affected not only the morality but also the classical aesthetics of China; how different ideas of the self and of human nature affect artistic training and practice in different cultures; how feminism can draw inspiration from classic non-European lines of thought in the area of aesthetics, and how different attitudes to nature underpin a whole range of aesthetic beliefs and attitudes in western and eastern thought. These ideas reveal both deep differences and deep similarities between east and west. No-one seeking to understand the cultures discussed in these essays can ignore their aesthetic dimension, which often holds the key to understanding the deepest motives which have formed them.
Category: Philosophy

A Is For Aesthetic

Author : Peter Abbs
ISBN : 9780415695794
Genre : Education
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This volume reaffirms the indispensable place of the arts in any coherent curriculum. The author hopes that the specific arguments formulated in the book will advance the conservationist post-Modernist aesthetic.
Category: Education

The Aesthetic Development

Author : Meg Harris Williams
ISBN : 185575617X
Genre : Psychology
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'Few people would be better qualified than the author to write this innovative and eagerly anticipated post-Kleinian book. Deeply versed in the opus of Bion and Meltzer, the author enhances the concept of "catastrophic change". The analyst who "eschews memory and desire" observes the subtle interplay of transference and countertransference (Meltzer's "counter dreaming") as it works through aesthetic conflicts. The ensuing reciprocity of the patients and analysts unconscious is revealed as the aesthetical and ethical basis of psychoanalysis. In that sense the psychoanalytical process parallels that of poetic and artistic inspiration. They are all generated by creative internal objects. Harris Williams' intellectual tour de force demonstrates convincingly the human capacity for symbolic thinking that underlies literary, artistic and psychoanalytic creativity. Her encyclopaedic understanding of literature, art and psychoanalysis contributes to this book's virtuosity.'- Irene Freeden, Senior Member of the British Association of Psychotherapists
Category: Psychology

Music Ideology

Author : Jean-François Lyotard
ISBN : 9057013215
Genre : Performing Arts
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Music/Ideology is a response to the question: Must the practice of music analysis and music theory always reinscribe the ideology of aesthetic autonomy? And, if not, under what circumstances does it reinscribe that ideology? The responses to these questions should appeal not only to music and cultural theorists, but also to a larger audience engaged in critical theory. These essays serve as an introduction to the broad array of issues arising from approaches that represent the full spectrum, from music-theoretical to marxist and feminist issues. Such questions are of vital importance, and not only to those who are engaged in establishing a connection among music theory, music analysis, and aesthetic ideology. Music/Ideology presents today's most interesting critical thinkers in postmodern theory and music theory, introducing an interdisciplinary approach and covering a wide range of subjects - both by implication and explication.
Category: Performing Arts

Aesthetic Pursuits

Author : Jerrold Levinson
ISBN : 9780198767213
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Jerrold Levinson, one of the most prominent philosophers of art today, presents a new collection of essays, following on from his four previous collections, Music, Art and Metaphysics (1990), The Pleasures of Aesthetics (1996), Contemplating Art (2006), and Musical Concerns (2015). Aesthetic Pursuits specifically complements Levinson's last volume, Musical Concerns, by collecting recent essays not concerned with music, but instead focusing on literature, film, and visual art, while addressing issues of humour, beauty, and the emotions. The essays in Aesthetic Pursuits, which are wide-ranging, will appeal strongly to aestheticians, art lovers, and philosophers alike. The volume contains seven previously unpublished essays by Levinson, in which the author critically engages with notable contemporary contributions to aesthetic theory.

The Zero Fallacy And Other Essays In Neoclassical Philosophy

Author : Charles Hartshorne
ISBN : 081269323X
Genre : Philosophy
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For seven decades Charles Hartshorne has presented his philosophical themes with ingenuity and deep historical awareness, comparing his positions in illuminating fashion with those of major figures from Plato to Kant to Popper. Integral to Hartshorne's thinking have been bold, fresh interpretations of such notions as God, freedom, change, creativity, aesthetic meaning, the social character of experience, and generalized causal possibility with a place for probabilities and open possibilities.
Category: Philosophy

Aesthetic Concepts

Author : Lecturer in Philosophy Emily Brady
ISBN : 0198241011
Genre : Philosophy
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Aesthetic Concepts is an exploration of key topics in contemporary aesthetics that arise from the seminal work of Frank Sibley (1923-1996). Sibley developed a distinctive aesthetic theory through a number of papers published between 1955 and 1995 (a selection of which, entitled Approach toAesthetics, is also published by OUP). Sibley's theory is grounded in the important and influential distinction he made between aesthetic and non-aesthetic concepts in his ground-breaking paper, 'Aesthetic Concepts'.Thirteen specially written essays by British and American philosophical aestheticians bring Sibley's insight into a contemporary framework, exploring the ways his ideas give rise to important new discussion about issues in aesthetics that greatly interested him. These include: the differences andrelationships between aesthetic concepts and other types of concepts, aesthetic realism and objectivity, methods of aesthetic evaluation in practice and in theory, the boundaries of aesthetics, and aesthetics of nature versus aesthetics of art. This collection will be of interest to scholars inphilosophy, art theory, and art criticism.
Category: Philosophy