Art and Ethical Criticism

Author: Garry L. Hagberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444337874

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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Through a series of essays, Art and Ethical Criticism explores the complex relationship between the arts and morality. Reflects the importance of a moral life of engagement with works of art Forms part of the prestigious New Directions in Aesthetics series, which confronts the most intriguing problems in aesthetics and the philosophy of art today
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Art and Belief

Author: Ema Sullivan-Bissett,Helen Bradley,Paul Noordhof

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198805403

Category: Art

Page: 272

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Art and Belief presents twelve new essays at the intersection of philosophy of mind and philosophy of art, particularly to do with the relation between belief and truth in our experience of art. Several contributors discuss the cognitive contributions artworks can make and the questions surrounding these. Can authors of fiction testify to their readers? If they can, are they culpable for the false beliefs of their readers formed in response to their work? If they cannot, that is, if the testimonial powers of authors of fiction are limited, is there some non-testimonial epistemic role that fiction can play? And in any case, is such a role relevant when determining the value of the work? Also explored are issues concerned with the phenomenon of fictional persuasion, specifically, what is the nature of the attitude involved in such cases (those in which we form beliefs about the real world in response to reading fiction)? If these attitudes are typically unstable, unjustified, and unreliable, does this put pressure on the view that they are beliefs? If these attitudes are beliefs, does this put pressure on the view that all beliefs are aimed at truth? The final pair of papers in the volume take different stances on the nature of aesthetic testimony, and whether testimony of this kind is a legitimate source of beliefs about aesthetic properties and value.
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Mosaic

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literature

Page: N.A

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The Art of Comics

A Philosophical Approach

Author: Aaron Meskin,Roy T. Cook

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444354825

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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The Art of Comics is the first-ever collection of essays published in English devoted to the philosophical topics raised by comics and graphic novels. In an area of growing philosophical interest, this volume constitutes a great leap forward in the development of this fast expanding field, and makes a powerful contribution to the philosophy of art. The first-ever anthology to address the philosophical issues raised by the art of comics Provides an extensive and thorough introduction to the field, and to comics more generally Responds to the increasing philosophical interest in comic art Includes a preface by the renowned comics author Warren Ellis Many of the chapters are illustrated, and the book carries a stunning cover by the rising young comics star David Heatley
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The Philosopher's Index

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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Vols. for 1969- include a section of abstracts.
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New Directions in American Reception Study

Author: Philip Goldstein,James L. Machor

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195320875

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 379

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This collection reconsiders and extends reception research in literary studies, book history, and media/cultural studies and marks out new directions for such work by reevaluating its methodologies and by examining not only traditional American literature but also women's, African-American, and multicultural literatures, popular culture, the ordinary reader, and the role of reception in the history of the book.
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Dissensus

On Politics and Aesthetics

Author: Jacques Ranciere

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1847064450

Category: Philosophy

Page: 230

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A brand new collection of Jacques Rancière's writings on art and politics.
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Art And Engagement

Author: Arnold Berleant

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781566390842

Category: Art

Page: 207

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In this book Arnold Berleant develops a bold alternative to the eighteenth-century aesthetic of disinterestedness. Centering on the notion of participatory engagement in the appreciation of art, he explores its appearance in art and in aesthetic perception, especially during the past century. Aesthetic engagement becomes a key, both on historical and theoretical grounds, to making intelligible our experiences with both contemporary and classical arts. In place of the traditional aesthetic that enjoins the appreciator to adopt a contemplative attitude, distancing the art object in order to ensure its removal from practical uses, Art and Engagement examines the ways in which art entices us into intimate participation in its workings. Beginning with the historical and theoretical underpinnings of the idea of engagement, Berleant focuses on how engagement works as a force in different arts. Successive chapters pursue its influence in landscape painting, architecture and environmental design, literature, music, dance, and film. Art and Engagement argues forcefully for the originality and power of aesthetic perception. Demolishing the conceptual barriers erected by the Western world’s limiting tradition, the book discloses the condition of engagement that has always been present when our aesthetic encounters have been most effective and suggests a new direction for aesthetic inquiry.
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Cultural Appropriation and the Arts

Author: James O. Young

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 184

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Now, for the first time, a philosopher undertakes a systematic investigation of the moral and aesthetic issues to which cultural appropriation gives rise. Cultural appropriation is a pervasive feature of the contemporary world (the Parthenon Marbles remain in London; white musicians from Bix Beiderbeck to Eric Clapton have appropriated musical styles from African-American culture) Young offers the first systematic philosophical investigation of the moral and aesthetic issues to which cultural appropriation gives rise Tackles head on the thorny issues arising from the clash and integration of cultures and their artifacts Questions considered include: “Can cultural appropriation result in the production of aesthetically successful works of art?” and “Is cultural appropriation in the arts morally objectionable?” Part of the highly regarded New Directions in Aesthetics series
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The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics

Author: Jerrold Levinson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199279456

Category: Art

Page: 821

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'The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics' has assembled 48 brand-new essays, making this a comprehensive guide available to the theory, application, history, and future of the field.
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Revenge of the Aesthetic

The Place of Literature in Theory Today

Author: Michael Clark

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520220041

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 251

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"Revenge of the Aesthetic stands as a call for further reassessment of the kind of work being done in the field of literary studies and promises to occupy a critical position in ensuing debates over the place of literature in relation to theory."—Emory Elliott, Distinguised Professor of English, University of California, Riverside "In the landscape of theory, we have been in the throes of historicism, a variety of cultural studies, and a variety of marxisms--all reading right through the text as if texts were not material but transparent, as if they were representations of the social. That was their limit. Revenge of the Aesthetic may well mark the beginning of a revolution against such practices."—Helen Regueiro Elam, Professor of English, SUNY Albany
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Environmental Aesthetics

Crossing Divides and Breaking Ground

Author: Martin Drenthen,Jozef Keulartz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 082325450X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 252

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Environmental aesthetics crosses several commonly recognized divides: between analytic and continental philosophy, Eastern and Western traditions, universalizing and historicizing approaches, and theoretical and practical concerns. This volume sets out to show how these, perspectives can be brought into conversation with one another. The first part surveys the development of the field and discusses some important future directions. The second part explains how widening the scope of environmental aesthetics demands a continual rethinking of the relationship between aesthetics and other fields. How does environmental aesthetics relate to ethics? Does aesthetic appreciation of the environment entail an attitude of respect? What is the relationship between the theory and practice? The third part is devoted to the relationship between the aesthetics of nature and the aesthetics of art. Can art help "save the Earth"? The final part illustrates the emergence of practical applications from theoretical studies by focusing on concrete case studies.
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Nineteenth-Century Philosophy

Revolutionary Responses to the Existing Order

Author: Alan D. Schrift,Daniel Conway

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317546962

Category: Philosophy

Page: 334

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The second half of the 19th Century saw a revolution in both European politics and philosophy. Philosophical fervour reflected political fervour. Five great critics dominated the European intellectual scene: Ludwig Feuerbach, Karl Marx, Soren Kierkegaard, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and Friedrich Nietzsche. "Nineteenth-Century Philosophy" assesses the response of each of these leading figures to Hegelian philosophy - the dominant paradigm of the time - to the shifting political landscape of Europe and the United States, and also to the emerging critique of modernity itself. Both individually and collectively, these thinkers succeeded in revolutionizing theology, philosophy, psychology, and politics. The period also saw the emergence of new schools of thought and new disciplinary thinking. The volume covers the birth of sociology and the social sciences, the development of French spiritualism, the beginning of American pragmatism, the rise of science and mathematics, and the maturation of hermeneutics and phenomenology.
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Comic Relief

A Comprehensive Philosophy of Humor

Author: John Morreall

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Comic Relief: A Comprehensive Philosophy of Humor develops an inclusive theory that integrates psychological, aesthetic, and ethical issues relating to humor Offers an enlightening and accessible foray into the serious business of humor Reveals how standard theories of humor fail to explain its true nature and actually support traditional prejudices against humor as being antisocial, irrational, and foolish Argues that humor’s benefits overlap significantly with those of philosophy Includes a foreword by Robert Mankoff, Cartoon Editor of The New Yorker
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Ethics and Aesthetics

The Moral Turn of Postmodernism

Author: Gerhard Hoffmann (Dr. phil.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783825303150

Category: Postmodernism

Page: 377

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Integrated Knowledge Development in Nursing

Author: Peggy L. Chinn,Maeona K. Kramer

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: 9780323023412

Category: Medical

Page: 278

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· This comprehensive text holds a longstanding reputation for presenting a thorough and concise exploration of nursing theory and its development. · This new edition builds upon the 5th edition by broadening various concepts of knowledge development to include aesthetic, ethical, personal, and empirical knowledge. · The title change from Theory and Nursing: Integrated Knowledge Development to Integrated Knowledge Development in Nursing emphasizes the knowledge development theory that Chinn and Kramer have created and developed over the life of past editions. Provides a solid foundation for the understanding of the development of nursing theory and its links with research. Includes a special full-color insert at the front of the book that diagrams the underlying structure of knowledge development and its various manifestations as discussed by the authors. Comprehensive discussion of theory, theory development, and the relationship of theory to nursing research and practice is presented in an organized, clearly explained format throughout the text. Provides summary overview of the works of several major nursing theorists. Appendices provide updated content on mid-range theories and valuable material on various conceptual models and frameworks in nursing. A glossary at the end of the book explains key terms and phrases. The 5th edition of the book was included on the Brandon-Hill list. Incorporates information on socio-political knowing into Chapter 1, which discusses and expands its focus on the importance of larger context to knowledge development. Includes new content on situation-specific theory and critical theory as it relates to the knowing patterns. Presents updated information on theory development, including postmodern influences, critical multiplism, and historical trends toward blending of methods (Chapter 2). Pattern integration and patterns through teaching strategies are discussed in Chapters 7, 8, and 9.
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Re-Routing the Postcolonial

New Directions for the New Millennium

Author: Janet Wilson,Cristina Sandru,Sarah Lawson Welsh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135190216

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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First Published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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In Pursuit of Beauty

Americans and the Aesthetic Movement

Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0870994689

Category: Aesthetic movement (Art)

Page: 511

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