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Jerrold Levinson
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  1. Hume's Standard of Taste: The Real Problem.Jerrold Levinson - 2002 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 60 (3):227–238.
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    Music, Art, and Metaphysics: Essays in Philosophical Aesthetics.Jerrold Levinson - 1990 - Cornell University Press.
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  3. What a Musical Work Is.Jerrold Levinson - 1980 - Journal of Philosophy 77 (1):5-28.
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    The Pleasures of Aesthetics: Philosophical Essays.Jerrold Levinson - 1996 - Cornell University Press.
    What Is Aesthetic Pleasure? When is pleasure in an object properly denominated aesthetic? The characterization of aesthetic pleasure is something that ...
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    Universals: An Opinionated Introduction.Jerrold Levinson & D. M. Armstrong - 1992 - Philosophical Review 101 (3):654.
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  6. Defining Art Historically.Jerrold Levinson - 1979 - British Journal of Aesthetics 19 (3):21-33.
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  7. Erotic Art and Pornographic Pictures.Jerrold Levinson - 2005 - Philosophy and Literature 29 (1):228-240.
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    Music, Art, and Metaphysics.Jerrold Levinson - 2011 - Oxford University Press.
    This is a long-awaited reissue of Jerrold Levinson's 1990 book which gathers together the writings that made him a leading figure in contemporary aesthetics. These highly influential essays are essential reading for debates on the definition of art, the ontology of art, emotional response to art, expression in art, and the nature of art forms.
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  9. Refining Art Historically.Jerrold Levinson - 1989 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 47 (1):21-33.
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  10. Wollheim on Pictorial Representation.Jerrold Levinson - 1998 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 56 (3):227-233.
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  11. Contemplating Art: Essays in Aesthetics.Jerrold Levinson - 2006 - Oxford University Press.
    Contemplating Art is a compendium of writings from the last ten years by one of the leading figures in aesthetics, Jerrold Levinson. The twenty-four essays range over issues in general aesthetics and those relating to specific arts--in particular music, film, and literature. It will appeal not only to philosophers but also to musicologists, literary theorists, art critics, and reflective lovers of the arts.
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  12. Defending Hypothetical Intentionalism.Jerrold Levinson - 2010 - British Journal of Aesthetics 50 (2):139-150.
    I here defend hypothetical intentionalism, the view of literary and cinematic interpretation that I endorse, from some recent criticisms, and then illustrate the appeal of the view in connection with a recent film of enigmatic cast.
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  13. The Aesthetics of Music.Jerrold Levinson & Roger Scruton - 2000 - Philosophical Review 109 (4):608.
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  14. Aesthetics and Ethics: Essays at the Intersection.Jerrold Levinson (ed.) - 1998 - Cambridge University Press.
    This major collection of essays stands at the border of aesthetics and ethics and deals with charged issues of practical import: art and morality, the ethics of taste, and censorship. As such its potential interest is by no means confined to professional philosophers; it should also appeal to art historians and critics, literary theorists, and students of film. Prominent philosophers in both aesthetics and ethics tackle a wide array of issues. Some of the questions explored in the volume include: Can (...)
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    Artistic Worth and Personal Taste.Jerrold Levinson - 2010 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 68 (3):225-233.
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    Music, Art, and Metaphysics: Essays in Philosophical Aesthetics.Jerrold Levinson - 1992 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 50 (4):327-329.
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  17. Aesthetic Concepts: Essays After Sibley.Emily Brady & Jerrold Levinson (eds.) - 2001 - Oxford University Press.
    Exploring key topics in contemporary aesthetics, this work analyzes the issues that arise from the unique works of Frank Sibley (1923-1996), who developed a distinctive aesthetic theory through a number of papers published between 1955 and 1995. Here, thirteen philosophical aestheticians bring Sibley's insight into a contemporary framework, exploring the ways his ideas foster important new discussion about issues in aesthetics. This collection will interest anyone interested in philosophy, art theory, and art criticism.
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    Extending Art Historically.Jerrold Levinson - 1993 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 51 (3):411-423.
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  19. Pleasure and the Value of Works of Art.Jerrold Levinson - 1992 - British Journal of Aesthetics 32 (4):295-306.
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  20. Philosophy and Music.Jerrold Levinson - 2009 - Topoi 28 (2):119-123.
    This essay explores some aspects of the relation between philosophy and music. First, how music can inspire philosophy; second, how philosophy can inspire music. Mathematics as a middle term between music and philosophy, the idea of wholeness in a musical composition or a philosophical text, music as a mode of thought displaying traits such as logic, coherence, and sense—these are some ways in which music and philosophy may be seen to be connected. Also, composers sometimes have explicit recourse to philosophical (...)
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  21. The Pleasures of Aesthetics.Jerrold Levinson - 1998 - Philosophical Quarterly 48 (193):555-556.
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  22. The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics.Jerrold Levinson (ed.) - 2003 - Oxford University Press.
    The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics brings the authority, liveliness, and multi-disciplinary scope of the Handbook series to a fascinating theme in philosophy and the arts. Jerrold Levinson has assembled a hugely impressive range of talent to contribute 48 brand-new essays, making this the most comprehensive guide available to the theory, application, history, and future of the field. This Handbook will be invaluable to academics and students across philosophy and all branches of the arts, both as the reference work of choice (...)
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    The Particularisation of Attributes.Jerrold Levinson - 1980 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 58 (2):102 – 115.
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    Properties and Related Entities.Jerrold Levinson - 1978 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 39 (1):1-22.
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  25. Film Music and Narrative Agency.Jerrold Levinson - 1996 - In David Bordwell Noel Carroll (ed.), Post-Theory: Reconstructing Film Studies. U Wisconsin Press.
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  26. Intrinsic Value and the Notion of a Life.Jerrold Levinson - 2004 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 62 (4):319–329.
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    Peter Kivy and the Philosophy of Music.Jerrold Levinson - 2017 - British Journal of Aesthetics 57 (3):269-282.
    In the beginning—or more exactly, the seventies, when I was in graduate school at the University of Michigan—was the void, and darkness was upon the face of the waters. Philosophical reflection on the experience, meaning, and powers of music by analytic philosophers was almost non-existent. And then, as the 1980s dawned, came Peter Kivy. Suddenly there was light, and analytic philosophy of music was born. In this piece I summarize the substance of the successive instalments in the astounding series of (...)
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  28. Why There Are No Tropes.Jerrold Levinson - 2006 - Philosophy 81 (4):563-580.
    This paper effectively inverts the argument of an earlier paper of mine, “The Particularisation of Attributes”, to argue that there are no necessarily particularised and unshareable attributes of the sort that contemporary metaphysics calls tropes. In that earlier paper I distinguished two kinds of attributes, namely, properties and qualities, and argued that if there were tropes they could only be particularised qualities, i.e. particularisations of, say, redness, rather than particularisations of, say, being red. While continuing to hold that there cannot (...)
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  29. Music as Narrative and Music as Drama.Jerrold Levinson - 2004 - Mind and Language 19 (4):428–441.
    In this paper I address the issue of narrativity in music. The central question is the extent to which pure instrumental music in the classical tradition can or should be understood as narrative, that is, as narrating a story of some kind. I am interested in the varying potential and aptness for narrative construal of different sorts of instrumental music, and in what the content of such narratives might plausibly be thought to be. But ultimately I explore, at greater length, (...)
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  30. Intention and Interpretation: A Last Look.Jerrold Levinson - 1992 - In Gary Iseminger (ed.), Intention and Interpretation. Temple University Press. pp. 221--56.
     
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  31. Sound, Gesture, Spatial Imagination, and the Expression of Emotion in Music.Jerrold Levinson - 2002 - European Review of Philosophy 5:137-150.
     
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  32. What Are Aesthetic Properties?Jerrold Levinson - 2005 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 79:191 - 227.
    [Derek Matravers] Jerrold Levinson maintains that he is a realist about aesthetic properties. This paper considers his positive arguments for such a view. An argument from Roger Scruton, that aesthetic realism would entail the absurd claim that many aesthetic predicates were ambiguous, is also considered and it is argued that Levinson is in no worse position with respect to this argument than anyone else. However, Levinson cannot account for the phenomenon of aesthetic autonomy: namely, that we cannot be put in (...)
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    Refining Art Historically.Jerrold Levinson - 1989 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 47 (1):21-33.
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    Titles.Jerrold Levinson - 1985 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 44 (1):29-39.
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    Music, Art, and Metaphysics.Jerrold Levinson - 1993 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 53 (2):471-475.
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    The Editor and the Associate Editors Thank the Consulting Editors, the Members of the Editorial Board and the Following Philosophers for Their Help with Refereeing Papers During the Period July 1994 to June 1995. Adeney, Douglas Kennett, Jeanette Agar, Nicholas Lamarque, Peter. [REVIEW]David Armstrong, Rae Langton, Robert Audi, Jerrold Levinson, John Bacon, David Lewis, Rick Benitez, Gary Malinas, John Biro & Jeff Malpas - 1995 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 73 (4).
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    The Place of Real Emotion in Response to Fictions.Jerrold Levinson - 1990 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 48 (1):79-80.
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    The Irreducible Historicality of the Concept of Art.Jerrold Levinson - 2002 - British Journal of Aesthetics 42 (4):367-379.
    In this short paper I begin by underlining the sense in which my intentional-historical theory of art, first proposed in 1979, attributes to art a certain irreducible historicality. I next defend the theory, in broad outline, against a number of objections that have been raised against it in the past ten years. I conclude with some remarks on the similarities and differences between ordinary artefact concepts and the concept of an artwork.
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  39. Music Alone: Philosophical Reflections on the Purely Musical Experience.Peter Kivy, Jerrold Levinson, Malcolm Budd & Diana Raffman - 1994 - Philosophical Quarterly 44 (177):503-518.
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    Music in the Moment.Jerrold Levinson - 1997 - Cornell University Press.
    Does aural understanding depend upon reflective awareness of musical architecture or large-scale musical structure? Jerrold Levinson thinks not.
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  41. Aesthetic Supervenience.Jerrold Levinson - 1983 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 22 (S1):93-110.
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    Autographic and Allographic Art Revisited.Jerrold Levinson - 1980 - Philosophical Studies 38 (4):367 - 383.
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    Film, Art, and the Third Culture.Jerrold Levinson - 2018 - British Journal of Aesthetics 58 (3):336-341.
    Film, Art, and the Third CultureSmithMurrayoup. 2017. pp. 320. £35.00.
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    Derek Matravers.Derek Matravers & Jerrold Levinson - 2005 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 79 (1):191–210.
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    Messages in Art.Jerrold Levinson - 1995 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 73 (2):184 – 198.
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  46. Music, Art, and Metaphysics.Stephen Davies & Jerrold Levinson - 1992 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 26 (2):110.
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  47. What a Musical Work Is, Again.Jerrold Levinson - 2011 - In Music, Art and Metaphysics. pp. 215-263.
     
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  48. Approach to Aesthetics: Collected Papers on Philosophical Aesthetics.Frank Sibley, John Benson, Betty Redfern, Jeremy Roxbee Cox, Emily Brady & Jerrold Levinson - 2002 - Philosophical Quarterly 52 (207):237-246.
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    Jerrold Levinson.Derek Matravers & Jerrold Levinson - 2005 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 79 (1):211–227.
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  50. 1. The Intentional-Historical Conception of Art.Jerrold Levinson - 2007 - In Eric Margolis & Stephen Laurence (eds.), Creations of the Mind: Theories of Artifacts and Their Representaion. Oxford University Press. pp. 74.
     
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