Artworld Metaphysics

Oxford University Press (2007)
Artworld Metaphysics turns a critical eye upon aspects of the artworld, and articulates some of the problems, principles, and norms implicit in the actual practices of artistic creation, interpretation, evaluation, and commodification. Aesthetic theory is treated as descriptive and explanatory, rather than normative: a theory that relates to artworld realities as a semantic theory relates to the fragments of natural language it seeks to describe. Robert Kraut examines emotional expression, correct interpretation and objectivity in the context of artworld practice, the relevance of jazz to aesthetic theory, and the goals of ontology (artworld and otherwise). He also considers the relation between art and language, the confusions of postmodern relativism, and the relation between artistic/critical practice and aesthetic theory
Keywords Aesthetics  Arts Philosophy
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Call number BH39.K665 2007
ISBN(s) 0199587426   9780199228126   0199228124   9780199587421  
DOI 10.1111/j.1540-6245.2009.01363_3.x
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