The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics

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Jerrold Levinson
OUP Oxford, Jan 27, 2005 - Art - 821 pages
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The Oxford Handbooks series is a major new initiative in academic publishing. Each volume offers an authoritative and up-to-date survey of original research in a particular subject area. Specially commissioned essays from leading figures in the discipline give critical examinations of the progress and direction of debates. Oxford Handbooks provide scholars and graduate students with compelling new perspectives upon a wide range of subjects in the humanities and social sciences. The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics brings the authority, liveliness, and multi-disciplinary scope of the Handbook series to the area where philosophy meets 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 and as a stimulus to new research and creativity.

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Contents

An Overview
3
Art
8
History of Modern Aesthetics
25
Aesthetic Realism 1
63
Aesthetic Realism 2
80
Aesthetic Experience
99
Aesthetics of Nature
117
Definition of Art
136
Art and Morality
451
Art and Politics
471
AESTHETIC ISSUES
487
Painting
516
Literature
536
Architecture
555
Sculpture
572
Dance
583

Ontology of Art
155
Medium in Art
181
Representation in Art
192
Expression in Art
211
Style in Art
228
Creativity in Art
245
Authenticity in Art
258
Intention in Art
275
Interpretation in Art
291
Value in Art
307
Beauty
325
Humour
344
Metaphor
366
Narrative
392
Tragedy
408
Art and Emotion
421
Art and Knowledge
436
Theatre
594
Poetry
605
Photography
614
Film
627
Feminist Aesthetics
647
Environmental Aesthetics
667
Comparative Aesthetics
679
Aesthetics and Evolutionary Psychology
693
Aesthetics and Cognitive Science
706
Aesthetics and Ethics
722
Aesthetics of Popular Art
733
Aesthetics of the AvantGarde
748
Aesthetics of the Everyday
761
Aesthetics and Postmodernism
771
Aesthetics and Cultural Studies
783
Index
796
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About the author (2005)

Jerrold Levinson is in the Department of Philosophy, University of Maryland.