|aAesthetics and the philosophy of art :|bthe analytic tradition : an anthology /|cedited by Peter Lamarque and Stein Haugom Olsen.
|aMalden, MA :|bBlackwell Pub.,|c2004.
|axii, 571 p. :|bill., music ;|c26 cm.
|aBlackwell philosophy anthologies ;|v21
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|gPt. I.|tIdentifying Art --|g1.|tThe Role of Theory in Aesthetics /|rMorris Weitz --|g2.|tWhat Makes a Situation Aesthetic? /|rJ. O. Urmson --|g3.|tThe Artworld /|rArthur C. Danto --|g4.|tDefining Art Historically /|rJerrold Levinson --|g5.|tThe New Institutional Theory of Art /|rGeorge Dickie --|g6.|tAn Aesthetic Definition of Art /|rMonroe C. Beardsley --|g7.|tWeitz's Anti-Essentialism /|rStephen Davies --|gPt. II.|tOntology of Art --|g8.|tThe Ontological Peculiarity of Works of Art /|rJoseph Margolis --|g9.|tWhat a Musical Work Is /|rJerrold Levinson --|g10.|tPlatonism in Music: A Kind of Defense /|rPeter Kivy --|g11.|tArt Works as Action Types /|rGregory Currie --|gPt. III.|tAesthetic Properties --|g12.|tAesthetic Concepts /|rFrank Sibley
|aThis anthology gives comprehensive coverage of the major contributions of analytic philosophy to aesthetics and the philosophy of art, from the earliest beginnings in the 1950s up to the present time.
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 1950s to the present time. The volume presents the classics of this tradition, and in so doing displays the very foundations of modern debates. Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art also features a selection of key papers from subsequent contributors that illustrate how the debates developed and how issues arose as analytic philosophers increasingly turned their attention to this area. The volume is a comprehensive guide for students and researchers in aesthetics and philosophy of art, conveniently making available all those papers most often cited. The papers are grouped into sections, ordered chronologically, and covering theoretical topics - identifying art, ontology, aesthetic properties, intention and interpretation, values of art, fictionality - as well as particular art forms, including pictorial art, literature, music, and the popular arts. A final section looks at the aesthetics of nature.