Aesthetics and Ethics
Essays at the Intersection
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Aesthetics and Ethics by Jerrold Levinson
Book DescriptionThis major collection of essays stands at the border of aesthetics and ethics and deals with charged issues of practical import: art and morality, the ethics of taste, and censorship. As such its potential interest is by no means confined to professional philosophers; it should also appeal to art historians and critics, literary theorists, and students of film. Prominent philosophers in both aesthetics and ethics tackle a wide array of issues. Some of the questions explored in the volume include: Can art be morally enlightening and, if so, how? If a work of art is morally better does that make it better as art? Is morally deficient art to be shunned, or even censored? Do subjects of artworks have rights as to how they are represented? Do artists have duties as artists and duties as human beings, and if so, to whom? How much tension is there between the demands of art and the demands of life?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521788052
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jerrold Levinson
Art and Pornography, Paperback (July 2015)
Do art and pornography overlap, or are the two mutually exclusive? If they are, why is that? Art and Pornography explores the artistic status and aesthetic dimension of pornographic pictures, films, and literature. A team of leading scholars develops a subtle understanding of sexual imagery and themes, in a range of cultural contexts.
Musical Concerns, Hardback (April 2015)
This volume presents a new collection of essays on music by Jerrold Levinson, one of the most prominent philosophers of art today. The essays are wide-ranging and represent some of the most stimulating work being done within analytic aesthetics. Three of the essays are previously unpublished, and four of them focus on music in the jazz tradition.
Music, Art, and Metaphysics, Paperback (February 2011)
This is a long-awaited reissue of Jerrold Levinson's 1990 book which gathers together the writings that made him a leading figure in contemporary aesthetics. These highly influential essays are essential reading for debates on the definition of art, the ontology of art, emotional response to art, expression in art, and the nature of art forms.
Music in the Moment, Paperback (August 2007)» View all books by Jerrold Levinson
"Jerrold Levinson's new book, Music in the Moment, makes a major contribution to the now flourishing field of philosophy of music. He has a daring thesis about music listening that is going to shake up the experts, and pose for them, and for us all...
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