This discussion is grounded in an ongoing debate within the philosophy of art
that examines whether or not the value of art is internal to the work (that is, a work of art is valuable for its own sake, which separates the value of art from all other spheres of practice), or if the value is external to the work (the work of art is merely a means to the realization of some other value, meaning the work of art is replaceable, given that the end it realizes might be achieved through alternative means).
28) Saxena's observations regarding the topics of modernist aesthetics as philosophy of art
is absolutely accurate But he is not aware of the new areas of aesthetics that have developed during the last decades of the twentieth century continuing (ill the recent years of the present century.
Dr Grant Pooke, head of history and philosophy of art
at the University of Kent, praised the student saying: "We are in shock here within the School of Arts.
I did not write further on the philosophy of art
until the late 1970s, since I was eager to pursue these other fields in books that formed a kind of philosophical system.
The latest in the Foundations of the Philosophy of the Arts series, The Philosophy of Art
is a text ideal for college classrooms or self-study, designed to offer an overview of the philosophy of art
in an accessible style that reflects both classic and modern works.
As I was disposing of some old college papers, I came across my "Philosophy of Art
Education," written many years ago in the art education program at Michigan State University.
Julian Young, Heidegger's Philosophy of Art
. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Since our book, as we stressed, is a study "not in political philosophy but in the philosophy of art
," we deliberately confined our analysis of the governmental and legal implications of Rand's theory to the points most relevant to the concept of art, within the existing body of law.
Collingwood also recognized Croce's influence on the development of his philosophy of art
, but whereas Croce's aesthetic developed mainly out of his work as literary critic, Collingwood's principles of criticism derived from his activity as painter and composer.
Abiding by the habitual norms of philosophical discourse, one would approach Heidegger's Holzwege essay as a work in aesthetics or the philosophy of art
. In which case, we would seek to find within Heidegger's meditations upon the work of art responses to such customary aesthetic issues as the nature of aesthetic experience, the cognitive status of art, or the formal criteria for distinguishing works of art from other forms of human expression.
Julian Young, Nietzsche's Philosophy of Art
(Cambridge UP, 1992), 170 pp., $44.95 cloth.
But in truth he evolved a very powerful philosophy of art
history in which he sought to ground the formalistic principles he would invoke to explain what the eye intuitively sensed.