Philosophical Perspectives on Art (Paperback)

Author: Davies, Stephen

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`A useful and stimulating book. The sixteen essays collected in it not only give "philosophical perspectives on art", as the title promises, but also offer sharp analyses that still form a unity.' Christian Helmut Wenzel, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

`A particularly useful, informative and stimulating work for any reader with an interest in the philosophy of art.' Katerina Bantinaki, Analysis

Philosophical Perspectives on Art presents a series of essays devoted to two of the most fundamental topics in the philosophy of art: the distinctive character of artworks and what is involved in understanding them as art. In Part I, Stephen Davies considers a wide range of questions about the nature and definition of art. Can art be defined, and if so, which definitions are the most plausible?

Part II turns to the interpretation and appreciation of art. What is the target and purpose of the critic's interpretation? Is interpretation primarily directed at uncovering artists' intended meanings? Can apparently contradictory interpretations of a given piece both be true? Are interpretative evaluations entailed by descriptions of a work's aesthetic and artistic characteristics?

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Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780199202430
SKU 212923759
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0199202435
Release Date 4/1/2010
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0279
Publisher Oxford University Press
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