David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Oxford University Press (2004)
How do the arts give us pleasure? Covering a very wide range of artistic works, from Auden to David Lynch, Rembrandt to Edward Weston, and Richard Strauss to Keith Jarrett, Pleasure and the Arts offers us an explanation of our enjoyable emotional engagements with literature, music, and painting. The arts direct us to intimate and particularized relationships, with the people represented in the works, or with those we imagine produced them. When we listen to music, look at a purely abstract painting, or drink a glass of wine, can we enjoy the experience without verbalizing our response? Do our interpretative assumptions, our awareness of technique, and our attitudes to fantasy, get in the way of our appreciation of art, or enhance it? Examining these questions and more, we discover how curiosity drives us to enjoy narratives, ordinary jokes, metaphors, and modernist epiphanies, and how narrative in all the arts can order and provoke intense enjoyment. Pleasurable in its own right, Pleasure and the Arts presents a sparkling explanation of the enduring interest of artistic expression.
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$0.53 used (99% off) $19.99 new (60% off) $44.96 direct from Amazon (10% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||BH39.B86 2004|
|ISBN(s)||0199288720 9780199288724 0199272484 9780199272488|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Norman Kreitman (2011). Intrinsic Aesthetic Value Revisted. Metaphilosophy 42 (4):470-478.
Norman Kreitman (2011). Art as Orientation. Metaphilosophy 42 (5):642-657.
Similar books and articles
Jenefer Robinson (2007). Deeper Than Reason: Emotion and its Role in Literature, Music, and Art. Clarendon Press.
Irwin Goldstein (2003). Malicious Pleasure Evaluated: Is Pleasure an Unconditional Good? Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 84 (1):24–31.
Daniel Albright (2000). Untwisting the Serpent: Modernism in Music, Literature, and Other Arts. University of Chicago Press.
Dale Jacquette (ed.) (1996). Schopenhauer, Philosophy, and the Arts. Cambridge University Press.
Andy Hamilton (2007). Music and the Aural Arts. British Journal of Aesthetics 47 (1):46-63.
Peter Kivy (1997). Philosophies of Arts: An Essay in Differences. Cambridge University Press.
Kent Bach (2007). Knowledge, Wine, and Taste: What Good is Knowledge (in Enjoying Wine). In Barry C. Smith (ed.), Questions of Taste: The Philosophy of Wine. Oxford University Press. 21--40.
Salim Kemal & Ivan Gaskell (eds.) (1993). Explanation and Value in the Arts. Cambridge University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads71 ( #20,322 of 1,102,744 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #182,643 of 1,102,744 )
How can I increase my downloads?