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The Resource Art & knowledge, James O. Young

Art & knowledge, James O. Young

Label
Art & knowledge
Title
Art & knowledge
Statement of responsibility
James O. Young
Title variation
Art and knowledge
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The view that art is a source of knowledge can be traced as far back as Aristotle and Horace. Artists as various as Tasso, Sidney, Pope, Shelley, Dylan Thomas, Reynolds, Constable, Trollope, Henry James and Mendelssohn have believed that art contributes to knowledge. As attractive as this view may be, it has never been satisfactorily defended, either by artists or by philosophers. Art and Knowledge reflects on the essence of art and argues that it ought to provide insight as well as pleasure. It argues that all the arts, including music, are importantly representational. This kind of representation is fundamentally different from that found in the sciences, but it can provide insights as important and profound as any available from the sciences. While science tries to exclude emotion, the emotional responses generated by artworks give them their cognitive value. Once we recognize that works of art can contribute to knowledge we can avoid thorough relativism about aesthetic value and we can be in a position to evaluate the avant-garde art of the past century." "Art and Knowledge is an exceptionally clear and interesting, as well as controversial, exploration of what art is and why it is valuable. It will be of interest to all philosophers of art, artists and art critics."--BOOK JACKET
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1957-
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Young, James O.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Aesthetics
  • Arts
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Avant-garde (Aesthetics)
Label
Art & knowledge, James O. Young
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • What is representation?
  • Types of representation.
  • The representation of types.
  • Visual art and semantic representation.
  • Representation in literature.
  • Representation in music: I.
  • Representation in music: II
  • 3.
  • Art as inquiry.
  • Ways to knowledge.
  • 1.
  • Rejected alternatives.
  • Interpretive illustration.
  • Affective illustration and knowledge.
  • What can be learned from art?
  • Replies to objections.
  • Cognitive value and the experience of art
  • 4.
  • Evaluation of art.
  • Relativism and aesthetic value.
  • The extent of aesthetic relativism.
  • What is art?
  • Criteria of evaluation
  • 5.
  • Avant-garde art and knowledge.
  • What is avant-garde art?
  • Exemplification and avant-garde art.
  • The semantics of avant-garde art.
  • But is it art?
  • Destroying works of avant-garde art.
  • Envoy
  • Definitions of art.
  • The relativity of arthood.
  • Defining art responsibly.
  • Why art ought to have cognitive value
  • 2.
  • On representation.
Control code
6205791
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 180 p.
Isbn
9780415256476
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001019640
System control number
  • (DLC) 2001019640
  • 6205791
  • (BNAtoc) 2001019640
Label
Art & knowledge, James O. Young
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • What is representation?
  • Types of representation.
  • The representation of types.
  • Visual art and semantic representation.
  • Representation in literature.
  • Representation in music: I.
  • Representation in music: II
  • 3.
  • Art as inquiry.
  • Ways to knowledge.
  • 1.
  • Rejected alternatives.
  • Interpretive illustration.
  • Affective illustration and knowledge.
  • What can be learned from art?
  • Replies to objections.
  • Cognitive value and the experience of art
  • 4.
  • Evaluation of art.
  • Relativism and aesthetic value.
  • The extent of aesthetic relativism.
  • What is art?
  • Criteria of evaluation
  • 5.
  • Avant-garde art and knowledge.
  • What is avant-garde art?
  • Exemplification and avant-garde art.
  • The semantics of avant-garde art.
  • But is it art?
  • Destroying works of avant-garde art.
  • Envoy
  • Definitions of art.
  • The relativity of arthood.
  • Defining art responsibly.
  • Why art ought to have cognitive value
  • 2.
  • On representation.
Control code
6205791
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 180 p.
Isbn
9780415256476
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001019640
System control number
  • (DLC) 2001019640
  • 6205791
  • (BNAtoc) 2001019640

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