Conversations on Art and Aesthetics

Maes, Hans R.V. (2017) Conversations on Art and Aesthetics. Oxford University Press, 200 pp. ISBN 9780199686100. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

What is art? What counts as an aesthetic experience? Does art have to beautiful? Can one reasonably dispute about taste? What is the relation between aesthetic and moral evaluations? How to interpret a work of art? Can we learn anything from literature, film or opera? What is sentimentality? What is irony? How to think philosophically about architecture, dance, or sculpture? What makes something a great portrait? Is music representational or abstract? Why do we feel terrified when we watch a horror movie even though we know it to be fictional? In Conversations on Art and Aesthetics, Hans Maes discusses these and other key questions in aesthetics with ten world-leading philosophers of art: Noël Carroll Gregory Currie Arthur Danto Cynthia Freeland Paul Guyer Carolyn Korsmeyer Jerrold Levinson Jenefer Robinson Roger Scruton Kendall Walton The exchanges are direct, open, and sharp, and give a clear account of these thinkers' core ideas and intellectual development. They also offer new insights into, and a deeper understanding of, contemporary issues in the philosophy of art.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BH Aesthetics
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts
Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts > History and Philosophy of Art
Depositing User: Hans Maes
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2016 16:03 UTC
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2017 11:16 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/56981 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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