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 Ethical Criticism

Author: Garry Hagberg

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 292

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Here is a timely and philosophically significant contribution to modern aesthetics featuring some of the best contemporary work in philosophical studies of literature, moral beliefs, and thinking in art. This multiple-author anthology consistently reflects the importance of a moral life of engagement with works of art and their particular insights.
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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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The Aesthetics of Wine

Author: Douglas Burnham,Ole M. Skilleas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111832384X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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The Aesthetics of Wine shows that discussing wine within theframework of aesthetics both benefits our understanding of wine asa phenomenon, while also challenging some of the basic assumptionsof the tradition of aesthetics. Analyzes the appreciation of wine as an aestheticpractice. Tackles prejudices against bodily senses, showing how theydistort traditional aesthetic theory Represents the beginnings of a reformulation of generalaesthetics
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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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Comic Relief

A Comprehensive Philosophy of Humor

Author: John Morreall

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444358294

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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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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The Cognitive Value of Philosophical Fiction

Author: Jukka Mikkonen

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441129707

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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Can literary fictions convey significant philosophical views, understood in terms of propositional knowledge? This study addresses the philosophical value of literature by examining how literary works impart philosophy truth and knowledge and to what extent the works should be approached as communications of their authors. Beginning with theories of fiction, it examines the case against the prevailing 'pretence' and 'make-believe' theories of fiction hostile to propositional theories of literary truth. Tackling further arguments against the cognitive function and value of literature, this study illustrates how literary works can contribute to knowledge by making assertions and suggestions and by providing hypotheses for the reader to assess. Through clear analysis of the concept of the author, the role of the authorial intention and the different approaches to the 'meaning' of a literary work, this study provides an historical survey to the cognitivist-anti-cognitivist dispute, introducing contemporary trends in the discussion before presenting a novel approach to recognizing the cognitive function of literature. An important contribution to philosophical studies of literature and knowledge.
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