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Humour: A Very Short Introduction
Title:Humour: A Very Short Introduction
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ISBN:0199552223
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Number of Pages:126
Category:Non fiction, Humor, Philosophy
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In a recent poll of practicing art critics percent reported that rendering judgments on artworks was the least significant aspect of their job This is a troubling statistic for philosopher and critic Noel Carroll who argues that that the proper task of the critic is not simply to describe or to uncover hidden meanings or agendas but instead to determine what is of value in art br br Carroll argues for a humanistic conception of criticism which focuses on what the artist has achieved by creating or performing the work Whilst a good critic should not neglect to contextualize and offer interpretations of a work of art he argues that too much recent criticism has ignored the fundamental role of the artist s intentions br br Including examples from visual performance and literary arts and the work of contemporary critics Carroll provides a charming erudite and persuasive argument that evaluation of art is an indispensable part of the conversation of life, Utilizing a series of essays examining the broad philosophical concepts embedded in Rod Serling s series i The Twilight Zone i b i Philosophy in The Twilight Zone i b provides a platform for further philosophical discussion br br br Features essays by eminent contemporary philosophers concerning the over arching themes in i The Twilight Zone i as well as in depth discussions of particular episodes Fuses popular cult entertainment with classical philosophical perspectives Acts as a guide to unearthing larger questions from human nature to the nature of reality and beyond posed in the series Includes substantial critical and biographical information on series creator Rob Serling, What is art The contributors to i Theories of Art Today i address the assertion that the term art no longer holds meaning They explore a variety of issues including aesthetic and institutional theories of art feminist perspectives on the philosophy of art the question of whether art is a cluster concept and the relevance of tribal art to philosophical aesthetics Contributors to this book include such distinguished philosophers and historians as Arthur Danto Joseph Margolis and George Dickie, We live in a world surrounded by mass art Movies TV pulp literature comics rock music both broadcast and recorded surround us everywhere Yet despite the fact that for the majority of people mass art supplies the primary source of aesthetic experience the area has been neglected entirely by analytical philosophers of art br In this pathbreaking new book a leading philosopher of art provides an accessible and wide ranging look at the topic Noel Carroll shows why philosophers have previously resisted and or misunderstood mass art and he develops frameworks for understanding the relation of mass art to the emotions morality and ideology He also discusses the major theories of such pivotal figures as Collingwood Adorno Benjamin McCluhan and Fiske Mixing conceptual analysis with many vivid examples Carroll forges the first significant attempt at a philosophy of mass art concluding that there are strong grounds for approaching mass art in the same fashion as high art br