By Jerrold Levinson
Jerrold Levinson, probably the most favourite philosophers of artwork at the present time, provides a brand new number of essays, following on from his 4 past collections, Music, artwork and Metaphysics (1990), The Pleasures of Aesthetics (1996), Contemplating Art (2006), and Musical Concerns (2015).
Aesthetic Pursuits in particular enhances Levinson's final quantity, Musical Concerns, through amassing fresh essays now not taken with tune, yet in its place targeting literature, movie, and visible artwork, whereas addressing problems with humour, attractiveness, and the sentiments. The essays in Aesthetic Pursuits, that are wide-ranging, will attraction strongly to aestheticians, artwork enthusiasts, and philosophers alike.
The quantity includes seven formerly unpublished essays through Levinson, within which the writer severely engages with amazing modern contributions to aesthetic theory.
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2. A Minimalist Conception of Aesthetic Experience So, what is a minimalist conception of aesthetic experience? Brieﬂy, it is one according to which aesthetic experience is just experience in which there is perception or cognition of aesthetic and/or formal properties of some object. Such a conception, defended notably by Noël Carroll, has the advantage of relative clarity, as well as that of being such that it is fairly easy to verify, by its lights, whether a subject is having an aesthetic experience.
34 Lastly, I note that the issue which has been at the center of this essay, namely what sort of experience of an object counts as aesthetic experience of it, has been addressed exclusively from the point of view of the reception of objects on the part of appreciators. 35 Notes 1. See Iseminger 2003, p. 106, for a suggestion along these lines. 2. A suggestion of this sort, in the spirit of Stolnitz 1960, is offered in Kemp 1999, though not ultimately endorsed. 3. Dickie 1964. 4. Carroll 2002, p.
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