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Philosophy and the Arts

Philosophy and the Arts


Part of Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements

Anthony O'Hear, Matthew Kieran, Peter Kivy, Jerrold Levinson, Anthony Savile, Paisley Livingston, Martin Warner, John Hyman, M. W. Rowe, Robert Grant, Aaron Ridley, Andy Hamilton
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  • Date Published: March 2013
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107661745

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  • In this volume a group of distinguished aestheticians consider the distinctive ways painting, sculpture, music, poetry and the cinema approach their subject matter and add to our aesthetic understanding. In addition these are discussions of artistic value and artistic truth, of the value of performance and of the problem of fakes, all of which contribute to a volume which will be of interest both to aestheticians and philosophers more generally.

    • Addresses important questions concerning the arts
    • Contains essays from a number of distinguished philosophers and aestheticians
    • Based on the Royal Institute of Philosophy's lecture series
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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107661745
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 153 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    1. On sculpture Anthony O'Hear
    2. For the love of art: artistic values and appreciative virtue Matthew Kieran
    3. Authorial intention and the pure musical parameters Peter Kivy
    4. Popular song as moral microcosm: life lessons from jazz standards Jerrold Levinson
    5. Is there still life in still life? Anthony Savile
    6. On cinematic genius: ontology and appreciation Paisley Livingston
    7. The poetic image Martin Warner
    8. Depiction John Hyman
    9. The problem of perfect fakes M. W. Rowe
    10. Music, metaphor and society: some thoughts on Scruton Robert Grant
    11. Brilliant performances Aaron Ridley
    12. Artistic truth Andy Hamilton.

  • Editor

    Anthony O'Hear, Royal Institute of Philosophy, London
    Anthony O'Hear is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Buckinghamshire, Director of the Royal Institute of Philosophy and Editor of the journal Philosophy.


    Anthony O'Hear, Matthew Kieran, Peter Kivy, Jerrold Levinson, Anthony Savile, Paisley Livingston, Martin Warner, John Hyman, M. W. Rowe, Robert Grant, Aaron Ridley, Andy Hamilton

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