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Description - The Philosophy of Art by Stephen Davies

In this lucid and witty text, Stephen Davies provides an incisive account of the core topics in contemporary philosophy of art. Topics covered include the interpretation of art; the relation between art, culture, and our evolutionary heritage; the expression and arousal of emotion through art; the challenges posed by varieties of art across time and cultures; and provocative puzzles about the value of art. Featuring full-color illustrations, vibrant examples and questions for further reflection, every chapter will enlighten students of philosophy and general readers alike.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405120227
ISBN-10: 1405120223
Format: Hardback
(239mm x 168mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Stephen Davies

Stephen Davies teaches philosophy at the University of Auckland. He is the author of Definitions of Art (1991), Musical Meaning and Expression (1994), Musical Works and Performances: A Philosophical Exploration (2001), and Themes in the Philosophy of Music (2003), and the editor of Art and Its Messages: Meaning, Morality, and Society (1997) and Art and Essence (2003).

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