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Author Levinson, Jerrold.

Title Contemplating art : essays in aesthetics / Jerrold Levinson.

Imprint Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2006.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    701.17 LEV    Available
Description viii, 423 p. ; 24 cm.
Note Includes index.
Contents The irreducible historicality of the concept of art -- Artworks as artifacts -- Emotion in response to art -- Elster on artistic creativity -- Sound, gesture, space, and the expression of emotion in music -- Musical expressiveness as hearability-as-expression -- Nonexistent artforms and the case of visual music -- Music as narrative and music as drama -- Film music and narrative agency -- Evaluating music -- Musical thinking -- Musical chills -- Wollheim on pictorial representation -- What is erotic art? -- Erotic art and pornographic pictures -- Two notions of interpretation -- Who's afraid of a paraphrase? -- Hypothetical intentionalism : statement, objections, and replies -- Aesthetic properties, evaluative force, anddifferences of sensibility -- What are aesthetic properties? -- Schopenhauer's aesthetics -- Hume's Standard of taste : the real problem -- The concept of humor -- Intrinsic value and the notion of a life.
Subject Aesthetics.
Art -- Philosophy.
ISBN 0199206171 (pbk.)
9780199206179 (pbk.)

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