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Author Carroll, Noël, 1947-

Title Beyond aesthetics : philosophical essays / Noel Carroll
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 450 pages)
Contents Foreword / Peter Kivy -- pt. I. Beyond Aesthetics. Art and Interaction. Beauty and the Genealogy of Art Theory. Four Concepts of Aesthetic Experience -- pt. II. Art, History, and Narrative. Art, Practice, and Narrative. Identifying Art. Historical Narratives and the Philosophy of Art. On the Narrative Connection. Interpretation, History, and Narrative -- pt. III. Interpretation and Intention. Art, Intention, and Conversation. Anglo-American Aesthetics and Contemporary Criticism: Intention and the Hermeneutics of Suspicion. The Intentional Fallacy: Defending Myself. Interpretation and Intention: The Debate between Hypothetical and Actual Intentionalism -- pt. IV. Art, Emotion, and Morality. Art, Narrative, and Emotion. Horror and Humor
Summary "Beyond Aesthetics brings together philosophical essays addressing art and related issues by one of the foremost philosophers of art at work today. Countering conventional aesthetic theories - those maintaining that authorial intention, art history, morality, and emotional responses are irrelevant to the experience of art - Noel Carroll argues for a more pluralistic and commonsensical view in which all of these factors can play a legitimate role in our encounter with artworks. Throughout, the book combines philosophical theorizing with illustrative examples including works of high culture and the avant-garde, as well as works of popular culture, jokes, horror novels, and suspense films."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-442) and index
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Subject Aesthetics.
Art -- Philosophy.
Arts -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 00059887
ISBN 0511012578 (electronic bk.)
0511605978 (electronic bk.)
0511030770 (electronic bk.)
9780511012570 (electronic bk.)
9780511030772 (electronic bk.)
9780511605970 (electronic bk.)