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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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: Unbecoming Community

John Paul Ricco.

in The Decision Between Us

March 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 13666 words.

In this final chapter, Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ installations of paper stacks and candy piles are theorized as aesthetic and ethical scenes of decision. Ricco theorizes that by partaking in...

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With What Must the Improvisation Begin? Kant and Hegel on Certainty

Gary Peters.

in Improvising Improvisation

May 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 7082 words.

This chapter challenges the dominant view that improvisation is primarily concerned with uncertainty. Drawing on Kant's and Hegel's aesthetics, it is proposed that, respectively, an...

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GENRE

Gregory Currie.

in Arts and Minds

November 2004; p ublished online January 2005 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 8485 words.

Outlines a theory of genres: of what they are, what they do, and what they explain. The central notion is that of a genre‐for‐a‐community, which depends on psychological facts concerning...

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Fiction, Literature, and Value

Peter Lamarque and Stein Haugom Olsen.

in Truth, Fiction, and Literature

October 1996; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 7001 words.

This chapter presents a summary of the discussions in the preceding chapters. It argues that if one accepts the no-value view of literature then all that is possible in literary theory is a...

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Patriotic Invocations of the Public

Dorothea E. von Mücke.

in The Practices of the Enlightenment

June 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 7226 words.

This chapter examines patriotic invocations of the public as a discursive construct calling for innovation and modernization. In the context of the Seven Years' War, the creation of a...

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The Philosophy of Improvisation

Gary Peters.

May 2009; p ublished online March 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 198 pages.

Improvisation is usually either lionized as an ecstatic experience of being in the moment or disparaged as the thoughtless recycling of clichés. Eschewing both of these orthodoxies, this...

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The Aesthetics of Laundry

Yuriko Saito.

in Aesthetics of the Familiar

July 2017; p ublished online July 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 10861 words.

As one of the most mundane aspects of daily life, laundry rarely garners aesthetic attention. However, this practical chore turns out to contain numerous aesthetic considerations beyond...

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To Represent As So

Charles Travis.

in Objectivity and the Parochial

October 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 14807 words.

This chapter is part of an explicit project of trying to understand later Wittgenstein in terms of his development of ideas already expounded and expanded on by Frege. In this case, the...

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Does Knowledge Have Foundations?

P. F. Strawson.

in Philosophical Writings

April 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 4062 words.

This chapter argues that the doctrine of foundations does not help us get a realistic picture of our knowledge-structures and belief-systems as they are — a picture which must, of course,...

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Interpreting novels

Alan H. Goldman.

in Philosophy and the Novel

April 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 15668 words.

The chapter on interpretation defends a theory according to which interpretation aims to explain the various elements of a text in ways that maximize its literary value for readers....

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Art

Robyn Ferrell.

in Sacred Exchanges

March 2012; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 10341 words.

This chapter talks about Utopia, a desert community in outback Australia, and how it conveys the engagement of Aboriginal Dreamtime. The story of how the Dreamings were reinvented as icons...

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Culture

Robyn Ferrell.

in Sacred Exchanges

March 2012; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 7413 words.

This chapter discusses how the story of Aboriginal acrylic art has become more poignant as a result of the troubled nature of life in the outback communities. While the art's economic...

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Wittgenstein and the Limits of Musical Grammar

Hanne Appelqvist.

in The British Journal of Aesthetics

July 2013; p ublished online July 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 11957 words.

This paper offers a Kantian reading of Wittgenstein’s later conception of rules. Building on the continuity of Wittgenstein’s comparison between a sentence and a musical theme,...

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Theatre

Paul Woodruff.

in The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics

January 2005; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 5125 words.

Philosophy of art began, for European cultures, with Plato's criticism of theatre and Aristotle's account of tragedy; modern philosophical discussion of the arts has been less oriented to...

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How Ecological Collectives are Morally Considerable

J. Baird Callicott.

in The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Ethics

January 2017; p ublished online November 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 5795 words.

Populations, species, biotic communities, ecosystems, landscapes, biomes, and the biosphere are the referents of “ecological collectives.” The essence-accident moral ontology prevailing in...

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Developmental Theism

Peter Forrest.

January 2007; p ublished online May 2010 .

Book. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 208 pages.

This book is a speculative philosophical theology based on three themes: that a version of materialism is a help, not a hindrance, in philosophical theology; that God develops; and that...

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The Invention of a People

Janae Sholtz.

April 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 224 pages.

The Invention of a People explores the residual relation between Heidegger’s thought and Deleuze’s novelty. Contextualising the problematic of a people-to-come within a larger...

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‘The Very Form of Perverse Artificial Societies’: The Unstable Emergence of the Network Family from its Cold War Nuclear Bunker

Ken Hollings.

in Cold War Legacies

December 2016; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 6706 words.

 Deleuze and Guattari's ‘perverse artificial societies’ were the random ones thrown up by Paris’s unstable telephone system in the 1960s and 1970s, where crossed lines, misdialed numbers...

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Introduction

Andrew Huddleston.

in Nietzsche on the Decadence and Flourishing of Culture

April 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 4113 words.

In 1872 the young Basel Professor Friedrich Nietzsche, then among the most promising philologists of his day, shocked the scholarly community with the publication of The Birth of Tragedy....

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Knowing From Words

P. F. Strawson.

in Philosophical Writings

April 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 2003 words.

A great part of our systems of belief rests upon testimony. The question is whether we are to regard testimony, so understood, as a direct and immediate source of belief based upon it or...

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