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Art and Its Significance
An Anthology of Aesthetic Theory, First Edition
Art and Its Significance
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Stephen David Ross - Editor
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Hardcover - 574 pages
Release Date: June 1984
ISBN10: 0-87395-764-4
ISBN13: 978-0-87395-764-9

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Paperback - 574 pages
Release Date: June 1984
ISBN10: 0-87395-765-2
ISBN13: 978-0-87395-765-6

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Summary

The philosophy of art, including the theory of interpretation, has been among the most generative branches of philosophy in the latter half of the twentieth century. Remarkable, interesting, and important work has emerged on both sides of the Atlantic, from all the major sources of philosophic thought. For the first time, Stephen David Ross brings together the best of recent writing with the major historical texts and the most influential works of the past century to provide valuable insight into the nature of art and how we are to understand it.

The selections in this collection comprise a remarkably wide array of positions on the nature and importance of art in human experience. A wealth of material is divided into four parts. Part I from the history of philosophy includes selections by the essential writers: Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche. In Part II there are significant selections from Dewey, Langer, Goodman, Heidegger, and Merleau-Ponty. The major selections in Part III are from Hirsch and Gadamer on the nature of interpretation, supplemented by selections from Pepper, Derrida, and Foucault. Selections in Part IV sharpen the issues that emerge from the more theoretical discussions in the preceeding sections. Part IV includes important psychological theories, seminal proclamations by twentieth century artists, and selections from Bullough on aesthetic distance, as well as from Marcuse, who develops an important variation on the Marxist view of art.


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Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

Introduction

I. Historical Background

Republic, III, X

Plato

Ion (complete)

Plato

Symposium

Plato

Poetics

Aristotle

Nicomachean Ethics

Aristotle

Of the Standard of Taste (complete)

Hume

Critique of Judgment

Kant

Philosophy of Fine Art (Introduction)

Hegel

The Birth of Tragedy

Nietzsche

Attempt At a Self-Criticism (complete)

Nietzsche

What is Art?

Tolstoy

II. Recent Systematic Theories

Art

Bell

Principles of Art

Collingwood

Art as Experience

Dewey

Feeling and Form

Langer

When is Art? (complete)

Goodman

Languages of Art

Goodman

The Origin of the Work of Art

Heidegger

Eye and Mind

Merleau-Ponty

A Theory of Art: Inexhaustibility by Contrast

Ross

III. Interpretation and Criticism

The Work of Art

Pepper

Validity in Interpretation

Hirsch

Truth and Method

Gadamer

The Problem of Double Meaning as Hermeneutic Problem and as Semantic Problem (complete)

Ricoeur

Differance (complete)

Derrida

The Order of Things (Preface)

Foucault

Las Meninas (complete)

Foucault

IV. Discussions

'Psychical Distance' as a Factor in Art and as an Aesthetic Principle

Bullough

The Artworld  (complete)

Danto

The Ontological Peculiarity of Works of Art (complete)

Margolis

Freud, Jung, Vygotsky

The Relation of the Poet to Day-Dreaming (complete)

Freud

Psychology and Literature (complete)

Jung

The Psychology of Art

Vygotsky

The Aesthetic Dimension

Marcuse

Artists' Declarations

Futurist Painting: Technical Manifesto (complete)

Marinetti

Technical Manifesto of Futurist Sculpture (complete)

Boccioni

Suprematism (complete)

Malevich

Concrete Art (complete)

Kandinsky

Plastic Art and Pure Plastic Art (complete)

Mondrian

Sentences on Conceptual Art (complete)

LeWitt

Six (complete)

Lippard


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