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Aesthetic Pursuits: Essays in Philosophy of Art

Jerrold Levinson


This book presents work by Jerrold Levinson, one of the most prominent philosophers of art today, which follows in the line of his four earlier collections, Music, Art and Metaphysics (1990), The Pleasures of Aesthetics (1996), Contemplating Art (2006), and Musical Concerns (2015). This book specifically complements the last of those by collecting recent work not concerned with music, the art that has occupied Levinson more than any other, focusing instead on literature, film, and visual art, while addressing itself as well to issues about humour, beauty, and the emotions.

Keywords: art, philosophy, aesthetics, metaphysics, music, judicial review, film , visual art, humour

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198767213
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767213.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jerrold Levinson, author
University of Maryland