Art and Intention
A Philosophical Study
By (author) Paisley Livingston
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Art and Intention by Paisley Livingston
Book DescriptionDo the artist's intentions have anything to do with the making and appreciation of works of art? In Art and Intention Paisley Livingston develops a broad and balanced perspective on perennial disputes between intentionalists and anti-intentionalists in philosophical aesthetics and critical theory. He surveys and assesses a wide range of rival assumptions about the nature of intentions and the status of intentionalist psychology. With detailed reference to examples from diverse media, art forms, and traditions, he demonstrates that insights into the multiple functions of intentions have important implications for our understanding of artistic creation and authorship, the ontology of art, conceptions of texts, works, and versions, basic issues pertaining to the nature of fiction and fictional truth, and the theory of art interpretation and appreciation. Livingston argues that neither the inspirationist nor rationalistic conceptions can capture the blending of deliberate and intentional, sponta
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199204298
(240mm x 160mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Paisley Livingston
Cinema, Philosophy, Bergman, Paperback (May 2012)
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Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Film, Hardback (October 2008)
Explores the main themes, topics, thinkers and issues in philosophy and film. This title features sixty chapters from international scholars and is divided into four parts: issues and concepts; authors and trends; genres; and, film as philosophy. It is suitable for those interested in philosophy of film, aesthetics and film and cinema studies.
Literature and Rationality, Paperback (June 2008)
This interdisciplinary study establishes connections between divergent approaches to rationality in philosophy, social science, and literary studies.
Creation of Art, Paperback (July 2007)» View all books by Paisley Livingston
A collection of essays on creativity by a distinguished roster of philosophers of art.
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