A Philosophical Account of the Nature of Art Appreciation: v. 60 (Studies in the History of Philosophy S. v. 60)
By: Daniel Shaw (author)Hardback
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The book has three main aims. The first is give a philosophical account of the nature of art appreciation, as well as, aesthetic appreciation outside the arts. The second aim is to examine the ways in which the artist's intention is relevant to interpreting, appreciating and evaluating works of art. Finally, to explore some of the ways that certain works of art can provide a unique form of understanding of human behavior or morality and of life.
Part 1 aesthetic experience, art appreciation and aesthetic attitude: Hospers' account of aesthetic attitude; critque of Hospers; Dickie's attack on the myth of aesthetic attitude; paying attention; conditions necessary for being a work of art. Part 2 the artist's intention: relevance of intention; scope for interpretive innovation; further arguement. Part 3 two views about truth in the Arts: Hospers' and Daiches' versions of Aristotle; literature and moral knowledge; cognative content of absolute music; Graham's version of aesthetic cognativism.
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