Aesthetic Pursuits: Essays in Philosophy of Art by Jerrold LevinsonAesthetic Pursuits: Essays in Philosophy of Art by Jerrold Levinson

Aesthetic Pursuits: Essays in Philosophy of Art

byJerrold Levinson

Hardcover | December 24, 2016

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Jerrold Levinson, one of the most prominent philosophers of art today, presents a new collection of essays, following on from his four previous collections, Music, Art and Metaphysics (1990), The Pleasures of Aesthetics (1996), Contemplating Art (2006), and Musical Concerns (2015). Aesthetic Pursuits specifically complements Levinson's last volume, Musical Concerns, by collecting recent essays not concerned with music, but instead focusing on literature, film, and visual art, while addressing issues of humour, beauty, and the emotions. The essays in Aesthetic Pursuits, whichare wide-ranging, will appeal strongly to aestheticians, art lovers, and philosophers alike. The volume contains seven previously unpublished essays by Levinson, in which the author critically engages with notable contemporary contributions to aesthetic theory.
Jerrold Levinson is Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy at the University of Maryland and past president of the American Society for Aesthetics, 2001-2003. He is the author of four collections of essays, Music, Art, and Metaphysics (Cornell Univeristy Press 1990, 2nd ed. Oxford Univeristy Press 2010), The Pleasures of Aest...
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Title:Aesthetic Pursuits: Essays in Philosophy of ArtFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pagesPublished:December 24, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780198767213

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Farewell to the Aesthetician?2. Aesthetic Contextualism3. Toward an Adequate Conception of Aesthetic Experience4. Artistic Achievement and Artistic Value5. Artistic Worth and Personal Taste6. Falling in Love with a Book7. Immoral Jokes8. Beauty Is Not One: The Irreducible Variety of Visual Beauty9. Emotional Upheavals10. Artful Intentions11. Defending Hypothetical Intentionalism12. Seeing, Imaginarily, at the Movies13. Sound in Film: Design versus Commentary