Philosophy of Art
A Contemporary Introduction
By (author) Noel Carroll
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Philosophy of Art by Noel Carroll
Book DescriptionPhilosophy of Art is a textbook for undergraduate students interested in the topic of philosophical aesthetics. It introduces the techniques of analytic philosophy as well as key topics such as the representational theory of art, formalism, neo-formalism, aesthetic theories of art, neo-Wittgensteinism, the Institutional Theory of Art. as well as historical approaches to the nature of art. Throughout, abstract philosophical theories are illustrated by examples of both traditional and contemporary art including frequent reference to the avant-garde in this way enriching the readers understanding of art theory as well as the appreciation of art. Unique features of the textbook are: * chapter summaries * summaries of major theories of art and suggested analyses of the important categories used when talking and thinking of art * annotated suggested readings at the ends of chapters. Also available in this series: Epistemology Pb: 0-415-13043-3: GBP12.99 Ethics Pb: 0-415-15625-4: GBP11.99 Metaphysics Pb: 0-415-14034-X: GBP12.99 Philosophy of Mind Pb: 0-415-13060-3: GBP11.99 Philosophy of Religion Pb: 0-415-13214-2: GBP12.99
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415159647
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Aug-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Art in Three Dimensions, Paperback (July 2012)» View all books by Noel Carroll
Art in Three Dimensions is a collection of essays by a leading figure in the philosophy of art. The animating idea behind Carroll's work is that philosophers of art should look beyond aesthetics and refocus their attention on the ways in which art enters the life of culture and influences the moral and emotional experiences of audience members.
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Author Biography - Noel Carroll
Noel Carroll is the Monroe C. Beardsley Professor of the Philosophy of Art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is currently also President of the American Society for Aesthetics and has been a documentary screenwriter and a journalist. Other books include, The Philosophy of Horror (Routledge, 1990) and A Philosophy of Mass Art (1998).
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