The philosophy of art: readings ancient and modern
Neill, Alex and Ridley, Aaron (eds.) (1995) The philosophy of art: readings ancient and modern, New York, USA, McGraw-Hill, 592pp.
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Table of Contents
ONE: ARTISTS: CONCEPTS OF CREATIVITY. Plato: The Ion (Woodruff translation). Wordsworth: Preface to the 1800 edition of Lyrical Ballads. Nietzsche: "Attempt at a Self-Criticism," and extensive excerpts from sections 1-15 of The Birth of Tragedy (Kaufmann translation). Freud: "Creative Writers and Day-dreaming" (Grant Duff translation). Eliot: "Tradition and the Individual Talent." Beardsley: "On the Creation of Art." John Dewey: "Having an Experience." Hans-Georg Gadamer: "The Play of Art," from The Relevance of the Beautiful. Christine Battersby: "The Male Gift" and "The Great +I AM'," Chapters 4 and 5 of Gender and Genius. TWO: ARTWORKS. Form and Content. Clive Bell: "The Aesthetic Hypothesis," from Art. Clement Greenberg: "Modernist Painting." R. G. Collingwood: Excerpts from the Introduction and Book I, "Art and Not Art," of The Principles of Art. R. K. Elliott: "Aesthetic Theory and the Experience of Art." The Project of Definition Morris Weitz: "The Role of Theory in Aesthetics." Maurice Mandelbaum: "Family Resemblances and Generalizations Concerning the Arts." Arthur C. Danto: "The Artworld." George Dickie: "The New Institutional Theory of Art." Jerrold Levinson: "Defining Art Historically." Richard Eldridge: "Form and Content: An Aesthetic Theory of Art." THREE: AUDIENCES. The Logic of Taste. David Hume: "Of the Standard of Taste." Immanuel Kant: "Analytic of the Beautiful." Edward Bullough, "Psychical Distance." Frank Sibley, "Aesthetic Concepts. Kendall Walton: "Categories of Art." Stanley Cavell: "Aesthetic Judgment and a Philosophical Claim." Arnold Isenberg: "Critical Communication." Intention and Interpretation. Dewey: "Having an Experience," from Art as Experience. Wimsatt & Beardsley: "The Intentional Fallacy." Roland Barthes: "The Death of the Author," from Image-Music-Text. E. D. Hirsch: "In Defense of the Author" (Chapter 1 of Validity in Interpretation). Richard Wollheim: "Criticism as Retrieval." Michael Baxandall: "Intentional Visual Interest" from Chapter 2 of Patterns of Intention. Jenefer Robinson: "Style and Personality in the Literary Work." Beardsley: "The Testability of an Interpretation." Stanley Fish: "Is There a Text in this Class?" Susan Sontag: "Against Interpretation." FOUR: ART: PURPOSES AND PERILS. Plato: Republic, Excerpts from Book III (386-398b), and Book X (595-608b) (Lee translation). Aristotle: Poetics, Chapters 1-15, first half of 17, 23-26 (Halliwell translation). Leo Tolstoy: Excerpts from What is Art? John Dewey: "Art and Civilization," from Art as Experience. Theodor Adorno: "On the Fetish Character in Music and the Regression of Listening," from The Culture Industry. Monroe C. Beardsley: "The Arts in the Life of Man," from Aesthetics: Problems in the Philosophy of Criticism. Linda Nochlin: "Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?"
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