Aesthetic Pursuits: Essays in Philosophy of Art

2017.06.22 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jerrold Levinson, Aesthetic Pursuits: Essays in Philosophy of Art, Oxford University Press, 2016, 197pp., $55.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2017.06.22 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jerrold Levinson, Aesthetic Pursuits: Essays in Philosophy of Art, Oxford University Press, 2016, 197pp., $55.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198767213. Reviewed by Derek Matravers, The Open University Although he has published a monograph (Music in the Moment (Cornell University Press, 1998)) the journal article is Jerrold Levinson's favoured vehicle for disseminating his research. The present volume is the fifth collection of such articles. This does enable him to spread his interests far and wide, and this volume has papers on a wide variety of topics. Six are broadly on the nature of aesthetics: 'Farewell to the Aesthetician?', 'Aesthetic Contextualism', 'Towards an Adequate Conception of Aesthetic Experience', 'Artistic Achievement and Artistic Value', 'Artistic Worth and Personal Taste', and 'Beauty is Not One: The Irreducible Variety of Visual Beauty'. Two are essay-length reviews of others' books: 'Emotional. . .

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