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Aesthetic Creation
By Nick Zangwill

Aesthetic Creation

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Aesthetic Creation by Nick Zangwill

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What is the purpose of a work of art? What drives us to make art? Why do we value art and consume it? Nick Zangwill argues that we cannot understand the nature of art without first having answers to these fundamental questions. On his view, which he dubs 'the Aesthetic Creation Theory', a work of art is something created for a particular aesthetic purpose. More specifically, the function of art is to have certain aesthetic properties in virtue of its non-aesthetic properties, and this function arises because of the artist's insight into the nature of these dependence relations and her intention to bring them about. In defending this view, Zangwill provides an account of aesthetic action and aesthetic creative thought and shows how the Aesthetic Creation Theory can accommodate two kinds of seeming counterexamples to aesthetic theories of art: narrative art and twentieth-century avant-garde art. Aesthetic Creation also contains a detailed exposition and critique of a range of rival views, including Dickie's institutional theory of art, accounts of art that make essential reference to an audience, and sociological theories which purport to explain the nature of art without recourse to the notion of the aesthetic.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199261871
ISBN-10: 0199261873
Format: Hardback
(223mm x 146mm x 17mm)
Pages: 204
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 23-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Aesthetic Creation by Nick Zangwill Aesthetic Creation, Paperback (February 2012)

What is the purpose of art? What drives us to make it? Why do we value it? Nick Zangwill argues that the function of art is to have certain aesthetic properties in virtue of its non-aesthetic properties, and this function arises because of the artist's insight into the nature of these dependence relations and her intention to bring them about.

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In chapters ranging from "The Beautiful, the Dainty, and the Dumpy" to "Skin-deep or In the Eye of the Beholder?" Nick Zangwill investigates the nature of beauty as we conceive it, and as it is in itself. The notion of beauty is currently attracting...

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Author Biography - Nick Zangwill

Nick Zangwill is Professor of Philosophy at Durham University.

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