Philosophy of Art: A Contemporary Introduction

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Contents
Acknowledgmentsxi
Introduction1
What is philosophy? 2
The analytic philosophy of art 5
Analysing concepts 7
Some peculiarities of philosophical research 11
The structure of this book 13
The aims of this book 15
Chapter 1Art and representation18
Part I Art as representation 19
Art, imitation and representation 19
The neo-representational theory of art 26
Part II What is representation? 33
Pictorial representation 33
Traditional approaches to pictorial representation 34
The conventionalist theory of pictorial representation 39
A neo-naturalist theory of pictorial representation 42
Representation across the arts 49
Chapter summary 55
Annotated reading 56
Chapter 2Art and expression58
Part I Art as expression 59
The expression theory of art 59
Objections to the expression theory of art 66
Part II Theories of expression 79
What is expression? 79
Expression, exemplification and metaphor 86

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