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Institutions of Art

Reconsiderations of George Dickie's Philosophy

Edited by Robert J. Yanal

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ISBN: 978-0-271-02573-5

208 pages
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2 b&w illustrations
1994

Institutions of Art

Reconsiderations of George Dickie's Philosophy

Edited by Robert J. Yanal

George Dickie has been one of the most innovative, influential, and controversial philosophers of art working in the analytical tradition in the past twenty-five years. Dickie's arguments against the various theories of aesthetic attitude, aesthetic perception, and aesthetic experience virtually brought classical theories of the aesthetic to a halt. His institutional theory of art was perhaps the most discussed proposal in aesthetics during the 1970s and 1980s, inspiring both supporters who produced variations on the theory as well as passionate detractors who thought the theory thoroughly wrongheaded. Dickie has also written widely on the history of aesthetics, and his work ranks among the best examples of analytic aesthetics.

 

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George Dickie has been one of the most innovative, influential, and controversial philosophers of art working in the analytical tradition in the past twenty-five years. Dickie's arguments against the various theories of aesthetic attitude, aesthetic perception, and aesthetic experience virtually brought classical theories of the aesthetic to a halt. His institutional theory of art was perhaps the most discussed proposal in aesthetics during the 1970s and 1980s, inspiring both supporters who produced variations on the theory as well as passionate detractors who thought the theory thoroughly wrongheaded. Dickie has also written widely on the history of aesthetics, and his work ranks among the best examples of analytic aesthetics.

The philosophy of George Dickie continues to provoke reaction and reflection. The essays in this collection pay homage not only to Dickie's ideas but also to his influence. A brief biography of George Dickie and a bibliography of his works complete the volume.

Robert J. Yanal is Professor of Philosophy at Wayne State University.

Contents

Preface

1. Reconsidering the Institutional Theory

Noel Carroll/Identifying Art

Jeffrey Wieand/Perceptually Indistinguishable Objects

Susan Feagin/Valuing the Artworld

2. Reconsidering the Evaluation of Art

Bohdan Dziemidok/On the Need to Distinguish Between Aesthetic and Artistic Evaluations of Art

Peggy Zeglin Brand/Evaluating Art: A Feminist Case for Dickie's Matrix System

Marcia Muelder Eaton/Evaluating More Than Art

3. Reconsidering the History of Aesthetics

Peter Kivy/From Literature as Imagination to Literature as Memory: A Historical Sketch

Ted Cohen/Partial Enchantments of the Quixote Story in Hume's Essay on Taste

Robert J. Yanal/Kant on Aesthetic Ideas and Beauty

George Dickie: A Biography and Bibliography

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