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Wolfgang Huemer / Íngrid Vendrell Ferran

Beauty

New Essays in Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art

ISBN: 978-3-88405-124-5

Price: €98.00 (including 7 % tax)


Forthcoming 30. September 2019

The notion of beauty has been and continues to be one of the main concerns of aesthetics and art theory. Traditionally, the centrality of beauty in the experience of art was widely accepted and beauty was considered one of the key values in aesthetics. In recent debate, however, the significance of the notion of beauty has been discussed controversially. Especially in the  second half of the twentieth century, the role of beauty was strongly challenged both by artists and in philosophy and theory of art. Beauty was no longer a central value, but just one aesthetic feature among many others. In recent years, however, the notion of beauty has been reevaluated; some even speak of a “comeback of beauty”. Against this background it is one of the main tasks and challenges of contemporary aesthetics to develop a more profound understanding of the nature of beauty, its different forms and dimensions, and its place in art theory and practice – and in human life.

In the contributions to this volume, leading scholars in the field explore the significance of the notion of beauty, its key aspects, and its relevance in various aesthetic disciplines. The questions addressed in the volume can be summarized in the following three headings: What is beauty? What is beautiful? How does the value of beauty relate to other aesthetical values?
 
The Editors:
Wolfgang Huemer teaches philosophy at the University of Parma. His research focuses mainly on the philosophy of literature, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of language as well as on the relation between early analytic philosophy and early phenomenology. He is author of The Constitution of Consciousness: A Study in Analytic Phenomenology (Routledge, 2005) and co-editor of  The Literary Wittgenstein (with John Gibson; Routledge 2004), A Sense of the World: Essays on Fiction, Narrative and Knowledge (with John Gibson and Luca Pocci; Routledge 2007), Kunst denken (with Alex Burri, mentis 2007) and several other volumes. 

Íngrid Vendrell Ferran teaches Philosophy at the Goethe Universität Frankfurt (Heisenberg-position). Her research interests are phenomenology, philosophy of mind, aesthetics and epistemology. Some of her publications include: Die Emotionen (Akademie 2008); Wahrheit, Wissen und Erkenntnis in der Literatur (ed. with Christoph Demmerling, De Gruyter 2014); Empathie im Film (ed. with Malte Hagener, Transcript 2017); and Die Vielfalt der Erkenntnis (Mentis 2018).

Table of Contents
Introduction
Wolfgang Huemer and Íngrid Vendrell Ferran
Text

  7
Beauty and Aesthetic Properties:
Taking Inspiration from Kant
Sonia Sedivy
Abstract

  25
Beauty and Rules: 
Kant and Wittgenstein on the Cognitive 
Relevance of Aesthetics
Hanne Appelqvist
Abstract

  43
Challenging the Notion of Intelligible Beauty
Elisabeth Schellekens
Abstract

  71
Non-Sensory Beauty and Meaning Qualia
Maria Elisabeth Reicher
Abstract

  91
Beauty and the Agential Dimension 
of the Judgment of Taste
María José Alcaraz León
Abstract

  123
Beauty and Bell’s Aesthetic Emotion
Catrin Misselhorn
Abstract

  145
Art, Beauty, and Criticism
Noël Carroll
Abstract

  171
The Value of Art: On Meaning and Aesthetic 
Experience in Difficult Modern Art
Richard Eldridge
Abstract
 
  185
The Beauty of Doing: Remarks 
on the Appreciation of Conceptual Art
Davide Dal Sasso
Abstract
 
  209
The Case Against Beauty
Otto Neumaier
Abstract
 
  243
An  Aesthetics of Insight
John Gibson
Abstract
 
  277
Aesthetic Experience
and the Experience of Poetry
Peter Lamarque
Abstract
 
  307
The Beauty of Landscape
Allen Carlson
Abstract
 
  331
The Virtue Analysis of Inner Beauty: 
Inner Beauty as Moral, Eudaimonistic, 
or Relational Virtueness 
Lisa Katharin Schmalzried
Abstract
 
  353
Cosmetics and Makeup
Stephen Davies
Abstract
 
  393
The Contributors to this Volume
Texts
 
  413
Abstracts

  419
Index
  427




 





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