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Art and Intention: A Philosophical Study

Paisley Livingston


In aesthetics, the topic of intentions comes up most often in the perennial debate between intentionalists and anti-intentionalists over standards of interpretation. The underlying assumptions about the nature and functions of intentions are, however, rarely explicitly developed, even though divergent and at times tendentious premises are often relied upon in this controversy. Livingston provides a survey of contentions about the nature and status of intentions and intentionalist psychology more generally, arguing for an account that recognizes the multiple functions fulfilled by intentions in ... More

Keywords: art, artistic creation, authorship, fiction, intention, intentionalism, interpretation, life-work, text

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199278060
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2005 DOI:10.1093/0199278067.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paisley Livingston, author
University of Copenhagen and Lingnan University, Hong Kong
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