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Explanation and Value in the Arts : Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and the Arts - Salim Kemal

Explanation and Value in the Arts

Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and the Arts

By: Salim Kemal (Editor), Ivan Gaskell (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th May 1993
ISBN: 9780521419260
Number Of Pages: 256

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Explanation and Value in the Arts offers penetrating studies by art historians, literary theorists and philosophers, of issues central to explaining works of literature and painting. The first chapters look at the sources of interest in the fine arts and point to the intimate relation between aesthetic and other values. The following contributions develop the interaction between value and explanation by examining the construction of value in the study of the arts, including considerations of the nature of creativity and the principles for the explanations of works. A final section takes up questions of the role of ideology and the determining role of power.

List of contributors
Editors' acknowledgments
Interests, values, and explanationsp. 1
Fiction and reality in paintingp. 43
Franz Kafka: the necessity for a philosophical interpretation of his workp. 55
On relocating ethical criticismp. 71
Explanation and value: what makes the visual arts so different, so appealing?p. 94
Is art history?p. 109
Objectivity and valuation in contemporary art historyp. 127
Fullness and parsimony: notes on creativity in the artsp. 146
Principles of a sociology of cultural worksp. 173
Althusser and ideological criticism of the artsp. 190
Film, rhetoric, and ideologyp. 215
Indexp. 238
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ISBN: 9780521419260
ISBN-10: 0521419263
Series: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and the Arts
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 28th May 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 15.93  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.49