Aesthetic and Artistic Autonomy (Bloomsbury Studies in Philosophy)

Whether artwork might be utterly self reliant has been again and again challenged within the sleek background of aesthetics. during this selection of specially-commissioned chapters, a workforce of specialists talk about the level to which artwork should be defined in basic terms by way of aesthetic different types.

overlaying examples from Philosophy, track and paintings historical past and drawing on continental and analytic assets, this quantity clarifies the connection among works of art and extra-aesthetic concerns, together with historical, cultural or fiscal elements. It provides a finished evaluate of the question
of aesthetic autonomy, exploring its relevance to either philosophy and the comprehension of particular works of art themselves. by way of heavily interpreting how the production of artistic endeavors, and our decisions of those artistic endeavors, relate to society and background, Aesthetic and inventive Autonomy offers an insightful and sustained dialogue of a big query in aesthetic philosophy.

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