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Abject

in Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

January 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 3775 words.

The conventional meaning of abjection signifies “a state of being cast off” or of feeling in a low or debased

Abortion

Michael Tooley.

in Philosophy

P ublished online May 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Epistemology; Feminist Philosophy; History of Western Philosophy; Metaphysics; Moral Philosophy; Non-Western Philosophy; Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Law; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Religion; Philosophy of Science; Social and Political Philosophy. 36782 words.

Questions concerning the moral and appropriate legal status of abortion are among the most important issues in applied ethics, and answering those questions involves addressing some...

About Taste

Frank Sibley.

in Approach to Aesthetics

May 2001; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 827 words.

The programmatic 2-page Ch. 4 reinforces the importance of taste as an ability to discern the aesthetic qualities of things and taste as an ability to recognise aesthetic merit and make...

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Absolute Music as Ontology or Experience

Tamara Levitz.

in British Journal of Aesthetics

January 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 1886 words.

Absolute Programme Music

Guy Dammann.

in British Journal of Aesthetics

January 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 2392 words.

Abstract

Mark Evan Bonds’ recent book, Absolute Music, deepens considerably the historical context within which Eduard Hanslick’s famous treatise on musical...

Abstract and Concrete Modernity

William S. Allen.

in Aesthetics of Negativity

April 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 12049 words.

The style of Blanchot’s writing can be understood by examining the changes that take place between the two versions of Thomas l’Obscur, where the later version appears to be more abstract....

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Abstract art

Anna Moszynska.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Painting; Art Techniques and Principles; 20th-Century Art. 10078 words.

Term applied in its strictest sense to forms of 20th-century Western art that reject representation and have no starting- or finishing-point in nature. As distinct from processes of...

Abstract Expressionism

in Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

January 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 4787 words.

The art movement known as abstract expressionism was characterized by gestural and/or nonobjective paintings and direct-welded metal sculptures. Also known

Abstract Expressionism

Caroline A. Jones.

in Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

January 1998; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 4219 words.

The art movement known as Abstract Expressionism was characterized by gestural and/or nonobjective paintings and direct-welded metal sculptures. Also known

Abstract Expressionism

David Anfam.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Painting; Art of the United States; 20th-Century Art. 5200 words.

Term applied to a movement in American painting that flourished in the 1940s and 1950s, sometimes referred to as the New York School or, very narrowly, as Action painting, although it...