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Philosophy of Art : A Contemporary Introduction - Noel Carroll

Philosophy of Art

A Contemporary Introduction

Paperback Published: 26th August 1999
ISBN: 9780415159647
Number Of Pages: 288

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Philosophy of Art is a textbook for undergraduate students interested in the topic of philosophical aesthetics.
It introduces the techniques of analytic philosophy as well as key topics such as the representational theory of art, formalism, neo-formalism, aesthetic theories of art, neo-Wittgensteinism, the Institutional Theory of Art. as well as historical approaches to the nature of art.
Throughout, abstract philosophical theories are illustrated by examples of both traditional and contemporary art including frequent reference to the avant-garde in this way enriching the readers understanding of art theory as well as the appreciation of art.
Unique features of the textbook are:
* chapter summaries
* summaries of major theories of art and suggested analyses of the important categories used when talking and thinking of art
* annotated suggested readings at the ends of chapters.
Also available in this series:
Epistemology Pb: 0-415-13043-3: 12.99
Ethics Pb: 0-415-15625-4: 11.99
Metaphysics Pb: 0-415-14034-X: 12.99
Philosophy of Mind Pb: 0-415-13060-3: 11.99
Philosophy of Religion Pb: 0-415-13214-2: 12.99

"The book's strength is its concise and straightforward deciphering of a variety of representations in a dense manner." -Choice, May 2000

Art and representation
Art as representation
What is representation?
Art and expression
Art as expression
Theories of expression
Art and form
Art as form
What is artistic form?
Art and aesthetic experience
Aesthetic theories of art
The aesthetic dimension
Art, definition and identification
Against definition
Two contemporary definitions of art
Identifying art
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ISBN: 9780415159647
ISBN-10: 0415159644
Series: Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 26th August 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1

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