Art in Three Dimensions

Paperback | August 1, 2012

byCarroll, Noel

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Art in Three Dimensions is a collection of essays by one of the most eminent figures in philosophy of art. The animating idea behind Noel Carroll's work is that philosophers of art should eschew the sort of aestheticism that often implicitly - but sometimes explicitly, as in the case ofaesthetic theories of art and of their commitments to the notion of the autonomy of art - governs their methodology. Instead, Carroll argues that philosophers of art need to refocus their attention on the ways in which art enters the life of culture and the lives of individual audience members. Thereference to "three dimensions" in the title refers to Carroll's view that philosophers of art should look at art from multiple angles and treat it as a substantial participant not only in society, but also as a significant influence upon the moral and emotional experiences of audiences.

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Art in Three Dimensions is a collection of essays by one of the most eminent figures in philosophy of art. The animating idea behind Noel Carroll's work is that philosophers of art should eschew the sort of aestheticism that often implicitly - but sometimes explicitly, as in the case ofaesthetic theories of art and of their commitments...

Noel Carroll is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center, the City University of New York. He is a former President of the American Society for Aesthetics.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:548 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.07 inPublished:August 1, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199655928

ISBN - 13:9780199655922

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Table of Contents

IntroductionPart I: Art1. The Descent of Art2. Formalism3. Definitions of Art4. Art, Creativity, and TraditionPart II: Aesthetic Experience5. Aesthetic Experience: A Question of Content6. Nonperceptual Aesthetic Properties7. Aesthetic Experience, Art, and ArtistsPart III: Art and Value8. Art and Alienation9. Art and Recollection10. Art and the Moral Realm11. The Wheel of Virtue12. Art and the Ethical Domain13. Politics and AestheticsPart IV: Art and Affect14. Art and Human Nature15. Art and Mood16. On Some Affective Relations between Audiences and Characters in Popular FictionsPart V: Narrative and Humor17. Narrative Closure18. Narrative and the Ethical Life19. Humor20. Two Comic PlotsPart VI: The Arts21. Philosophy and Drama: performance, Interpretation and Intentionality22. Literary Realism, Recognition, and the Communication of Knowledge23. Dance, Imitation, and Representation24. Feeling Movement: Music and Dance25. Music, Mind, and Morality: Arousing the Body Politic

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Review from previous edition: "insightful, thoughtful and provocative. Every page is informed by deep and wide appreciation of the arts as well as philosophical erudition." --Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews