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Author McFee, Graham.

Title Artistic judgement : a framework for philosophical aesthetics / by Graham McFee
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 195 pages)
Series Philosophical studies series ; v. 115
Philosophical studies series ; v. 115
Contents The artistic and the aesthetic : a distinction considered -- Art, meaning and occasion-sensitivity -- Art and life-issues : meeting counter-cases -- Intention, authorship and artistic realism -- The historical character of art -- The republic of art : a plausible institutional account of art?
Summary "Artistic Judgement" sketches a framework for an account of art suitable to philosophical aesthetics. It stresses differences between artworks and other things; and locates the understanding of artworks both in a narrative of the history of art and in the institutional practices of the art world. Hence its distinctiveness lies in its strong account of the difference between, on the one hand, the judgement and appreciation of art and, on the other, the judgement and appreciation of all the other things in which we take an aesthetic interest. For only by acknowledging this contrast can
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-188) and index
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Subject Aesthetics.
Art -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 940070030X
9400700318 (electronic bk.)
9789400700314 (electronic bk.)