Philosophy of art and aesthetics pdf

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For the most part, aesthetic theories have divided over questions particular to one or another of these designations: whether artworks are necessarily aesthetic objects; how to square the allegedly perceptual basis of aesthetic judgments with the fact that we give reasons in support of them; how best to capture the elusive contrast between an aesthetic attitude and a practical one; whether to define aesthetic experience according to its phenomenological or representational content; how best to understand the relation between aesthetic value and aesthetic experience. The skepticism expressed by such general questions did not begin to take hold until the later part of the 20th century, and this fact prompts the question whether a the concept of the aesthetic is inherently problematic and it is only recently that we have managed to see that it is, or b the concept is fine and it is only recently that we have become muddled enough to imagine otherwise. Adjudicating between these possibilities requires a vantage from which to take in both early and late theorizing on aesthetic matters. The concept of the aesthetic descends from the concept of taste. Why the concept of taste commanded so much philosophical attention during the 18th century is a complicated matter, but this much is clear: the eighteenth-century theory of taste emerged, in part, as a corrective to the rise of rationalism, particularly as applied to beauty, and to the rise of egoism, particularly as applied to virtue. Against rationalism about beauty, the eighteenth-century theory of taste held the judgment of beauty to be immediate; against egoism about virtue, it held the pleasure of beauty to be disinterested.
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Nicholas Wolterstorff: Art and Aesthetics

Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art: An Introduction

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Professor Stecker gives his readers the elements of aesthetics from an advanced standpoint. His coverage of the core to.
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    The Concept of the Aesthetic (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

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    tion to those coming to aesthetics and the philosophy of art for the first time. The third Gordon Graham is Henry Luce III Professor of Philosophy and the Arts at.

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    PHILOSOPHY OF ART VERSUS AESTHETICS | The British Journal of Aesthetics | Oxford Academic

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    PDF | There is growing interest in the relationship between research in cognitive science and our understanding of art and aesthetics. Cognitive.

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