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Art Rethought: The Social Practices of Art

Nicholas Wolterstorff


Most philosophers of art of the modern period have concentrated their attention on engaging works of the arts as objects of disinterested aesthetic attention, and on the works that reward that modern of engagement, virtually ignoring the many other ways in which we engage works of the arts. The argument of this book is that it is important for philosophers to expand their attention and discuss as well the more important of those other ways in which we engage works of the arts. After discussing in some detail the main reason why philosophers have not done this, and explaining why this reason sh ... More

Keywords: art-reflexive art, art for veneration, beauty, disinterested aesthetic attention, justice, memorial art, philosophers of art, social protest art, work songs

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198747758
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747758.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas Wolterstorff, author
Yale University / University of Virginia

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