❮PDF / Epub❯ ☂ What, After All, Is a Work of Art?: Lectures in the Philosophy of Art ✎ Author Joseph Margolis – Bluevapours.co.uk What After All Is a Work of Art directs our attention toward historicity the inherent historied nature of thinking and the artifactual culturally emergent nature of both art and human selves While the What All, Is a Work PDF/EPUB ² After All Is a All, Is PDF Ç Work of Art directs our attention toward historicity the inherent historied nature of thinking and the artifactual culturally emergent nature of both art and human selves While these are familiar themes in Margolis's well known studies After All, Is MOBI í of art and culture they are largely neglected in English language aesthetics and even philosophy in generalMargolis brings these primary themes to bear on a number of strategically selected issues the modernismpostmodernism dispute; the treatment of modernist and post historical painting in Clement Greenberg and Arthur Danto; the coherence of relativism in interpreting art and the relevance of cultural relativity; the difference between artworks and persons as culturally constituted entities in contrast to natural entities and with regard to the logic of interpretation; the import of film on the theory of the relationship between understanding ourselves and understanding art with special attention to the views of Walter Benjamin; and the propriety of the analogy between artworks and selves as cultural entities by way of treating the arts also history action and language as a form of human utteranceAlthough the argument is largely focused on certain particularly strenuous puzzles in the philosophy of art the validity of Margolis's claims are far reaching If through incorporating the reality of physical and biological nature the emergence of art and human selves cannot rest satisfactorily on exemplars selected from nature alone then certain fashionable views of science of canons of understanding conceptual resources logic rationality and the like may well have to yield ground to ampler models that have been largely marginalized or overridden In particular the admission of historicity the nerve of Margolis's argument invites a decisive conceptual reorientation.
- 160 pages
- What, After All, Is a Work of Art?: Lectures in the Philosophy of Art
- Joseph Margolis
- 08 October 2016 Joseph Margolis