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Description - Art in Three Dimensions by Noel Carroll

Art in Three Dimensions is a collection of essays by one of the most eminent figures in philosophy of art. The animating idea behind Noel Carroll's work is that philosophers of art should eschew the sort of aestheticism that often implicitly - but sometimes explicitly, as in the case of aesthetic theories of art and of their commitments to the notion of the autonomy of art - governs their methodology. Instead, Carroll argues that philosophers of art need to refocus their attention on the ways in which art enters the life of culture and the lives of individual audience members. The reference to "three dimensions" in the title refers to Carroll's view that philosophers of art should look at art from multiple angles and treat it as a substantial participant not only in society, but also as a significant influence upon the moral and emotional experiences of audiences.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199559312
ISBN-10: 0199559317
Format: Hardback
(243mm x 167mm x 39mm)
Pages: 552
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 15-Jul-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Noel Carroll

Noel Carroll is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center, the City University of New York. He is a former President of the American Society for Aesthetics.

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