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.
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.
List of contributors; Preface; 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.