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Contemplating Art: Essays in Aesthetics

Jerrold Levinson


This book is a compendium of writings from the last ten years by one of the leading figures in aesthetics, Jerrold Levinson. It contains twenty-four essays and is divided into seven parts. The first is about issues relating to art in general, not specific to one art form. The second is about philosophical problems specific to music. The third part focuses on pictorial art, and the fourth on interpretation, in particular, the interpretation of literature. The remaining parts of the book discuss aesthetic properties, issues in historical aesthetics, humor, and intrinsic value.

Keywords: music, pictorial art, interpretation, literature, literary language, aesthetic properties, humor, intrinsic value

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199206179
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206179.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jerrold Levinson, author
Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, University of Maryland, College Park
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