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Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art: The Analytic Tradition: An Anthology

ISBN: 978-1-4051-0581-1
588 pages
October 2003, Wiley-Blackwell
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This anthology provides comprehensive coverage of the major contributions of analytic philosophy to aesthetics and the philosophy of art, from the earliest beginnings in the 1950’s to the present time.

  • Traces the contributions of the analytic tradition to aesthetics and the philosophy of art, from the 1950’s to the present time.
  • Designed as a comprehensive guide to the field, it presents the most often-cited papers that students and researchers encounter.
  • Addresses a wide range of topics, including identifying art, ontology, intention and interpretation, values of art, aesthetic properties, fictionality, and the aesthetics of nature.
  • Explores particular art forms, including pictorial art, literature, music, and the popular arts.
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General Introduction.

Part I: Identifying Art.

Part II: Ontology Of Art.

Part III: Aesthetic Properties.

Part IV: Intention And Interpretation.

Part V: Values Of Art.

Part VI: Fictionality.

Part VII: Pictorial Art.

Part VIII: Literature.

Part IX: Music.

Part X: Popular Art.

Index
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Peter Lamarque is Professor of Philosophy and Head of Department at the University of York. He has published widely on fictionality, philosophy of literature, and aesthetics, including Truth, Fiction, and Literature (1994, with Stein Haugom Olsen) and Fictional Points of View (1996). He is Editor of the British Journal of Aesthetics and was also philosophy subject editor for the 10-volume Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics.


Stein Haugom Olsen is Chair Professor of Humanities and Head of the Department of Philosophy at Lingnan University, Hong Kong. He is the author of The Structure of Literary Understanding (1978) and The End of Literary Theory (1987), as well as more than forty articles on literary theory, literary criticism, and aesthetics. He is an elected fellow of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

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  • Traces the contributions of the analytic tradition to aesthetics and the philosophy of art, from the 1950’s to the present time.

  • Designed as a comprehensive guide to the field, it presents the most often-cited papers that students and researchers encounter.

  • Addresses a wide range of topics, including identifying art, ontology, intention and interpretation, values of art, aesthetic properties, fictionality, and the aesthetics of nature.

  • Explores particular art forms, including pictorial art, literature, music, and the popular arts.
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"To my knowledge, Lamarque and Olsen’s anthology is the most comprehensive and judiciously put-together collection of its kind to date. It includes all of the authors one can think of on anyone’s list of the major contributors to the late twentieth-century analytic tradition in aesthetics and philosophy of art. It is both deep and broad. If you are going to a desert island, and baggage space is limited, this is definitely the collection on the subject you want to take with you. The period covered by Lamarque and Olsen's anthology is one of the richest in the history of the discipline: a veritable golden age of philosophical speculation on art and the aesthetic that, I am glad to say, is not over yet, and to which this volume will be a major contribution." Peter Kivy, Rutgers University <!--end-->


"A sparkling compilation of essential readings, balancing classics in analytic aesthetics with recent developments, all skilfully arranged to capture every reader's interests. An incomparable achievement." Dominic McIver Lopes, University of British Columbia

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