Theories of Art Today

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NoŽl Carroll
Univ of Wisconsin Press, 2000 - Aesthetics - 268 pages

What is art? The contributors to Theories of Art Today address the assertion that the term “art” no longer holds meaning. They explore a variety of issues including: aesthetic and institutional theories of art, feminist perspectives on the philosophy of art, the question of whether art is a cluster concept, and the relevance of tribal art to philosophical aesthetics. Contributors to this book include such distinguished philosophers and historians as Arthur Danto, Joseph Margolis, and George Dickie.

 

Contents

Introduction
3
Art as a Cluster Concept
25
Is It Reasonable to Attempt to Define Art?
45
Aesthetic Concepts of Art
65
The Institutional Theory of Art
93
The Deviant Ontology of Artworks
109
Art and Meaning
130
A Sustainable Definition of Art
141
Life after Death?
160
Glaring Omissions in Traditional Theories of Art
175
NonWestern Art and Arts Definition
199
But They Dont Have Our Concept of Art
217
This
226
Bibliography
241
Contributors
263
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