The Nature of Art An Anthology

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-01-21
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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What is art? THE NATURE OF ART: AN ANTHOLOGY explores that question and shows you how it has been answered over the years by both Western and non-Western thinkers. You will not only read selections from these great writers but you will also get study questions that draw your attention to the key points you just read. Hailed by reviewers and adopters for its clarity and rigor, Wartenberg's THE NATURE OF ART offers a lively and engaging introduction to the philosophy of art.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
Introduction: What Makes "Art" such a Problematic Concept?
Art as Imitation: Plato
Art as Cognition: Aristotle
Art as Object of Taste: David Hume
Art as Communicable Pleasure: Immanuel Kant
Art as Revelation: Arthur Schopenhauer
Art as the Ideal: G. W. F. Hegel
Art as Redemption: Friedrich Nietzsche
Art as Communication of Feeling: Leo N. Tolstoy
Art as Symptom: Sigmund Freud
Art as Significant Form: Clive Bell
Art as Expression: R. G. Collingwood
Art as Experience: John Dewey
Art as Truth: Martin Heidegger
Art as Auratic: Walter Benjamin
Art as Indefinable: Morris Weitz
Art as Symbolic Form: Suzanne K. Langer
Art as Exemplification: Nelson Goodman
Art as Industry: Theodor W. Adorno
Art as Theory: Arthur Danto
Art as Institution: George Dickie
Art as Epistemology: Michel Foucault
Art as Aesthetic Production: Monroe C. Beardsley
Art as Practice: Nöel Carroll
Art as Make-Believe: Kendall Walton
Art as Deconstructable: Jacques Derrida
Art as Feminism: Carolyn Korsmeyer
Art as Cultural Production: Pierre Bourdieu
Art as Simulation: Jean Baudrillard
Art as Postcolonial: Kwame Anthony Appiah
Art as a Cluster Concept: Berys Gaut
Art as the Arts: Dominic McIver Lopes
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