Conversations on Art and Aesthetics by Hans MaesConversations on Art and Aesthetics by Hans Maes

Conversations on Art and Aesthetics

byHans Maes

Hardcover | June 24, 2017

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What is art? What counts as an aesthetic experience? Does art have to beautiful? Can one reasonably dispute about taste? What is the relation between aesthetic and moral evaluations? How to interpret a work of art? Can we learn anything from literature, film or opera? What is sentimentality?What is irony? How to think philosophically about architecture, dance, or sculpture? What makes something a great portrait? Is music representational or abstract? Why do we feel terrified when we watch a horror movie even though we know it to be fictional? In Conversations on Art and Aesthetics, Hans Maes discusses these and other key questions in aesthetics with ten world-leading philosophers of art: Noel Carroll, Gregory Currie, Arthur Danto, Cynthia Freeland, Paul Guyer, Carolyn Korsmeyer, Jerrold Levinson, Jenefer Robinson, Roger Scruton, andKendall Walton.The exchanges are direct, open, and sharp, and give a clear account of these thinkers' core ideas and intellectual development. They also offer new insights into, and a deeper understanding of, contemporary issues in the philosophy of art.
Hans Maes is Senior Lecturer in History and Philosophy of Art and Director of the Aesthetics Research Centre at the University of Kent at Canterbury. He has authored papers on a variety of subjects in aesthetics, including the role of intention in the interpretation of art, the notion of free beauty, and the relation between art and po...
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Title:Conversations on Art and AestheticsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pagesPublished:June 24, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199686106

ISBN - 13:9780199686100

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Aesthetic Experience and Artistic Value2. The Commonplace Raised to a Higher Power3. Inside Out: Portraits, Art, Science4. The Tasty, The Disgusting, and the Genuine5. The Emotions in Art6. Sharing a Home in the World7. Stories and What They (Don't) Teach Us8. Critical Encounters with the Past9. Art Practice, Art Criticism, and Philosophy of Art10. Aesthetics and Theory Construction