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Kelly, Michael 1953-

Works: 15 works in 74 publications in 2 languages and 5,714 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Reference works  Interviews  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director
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Most widely held works about Michael Kelly
Most widely held works by Michael Kelly
Action, art, history : engagements with Arthur C. Danto by Daniel Herwitz( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume, renowned philosophers and art historians revisit Arthur C. Danto's theories of art, action, and history, and the depth of his innovation as a philosopher of culture. Essays explore the importance of Danto's philosophy and criticism for the contemporary art world, along with his theories of perception, action, historical knowledge, and, most importantly for Danto himself, the conceptual connections among these topics."--BOOK JACKET
Encyclopedia of aesthetics( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 1,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Are things ugly or are they just not beautiful? The answer to this and many other questions can be found in this encyclopedia, the first large-scale comprehensive English-language reference on aesthetics and destined to be a classic in the field. Drawing from experts in the areas of philosophy, art, history, psychology, feminist theory, legal theory, and many more, the encyclopedia presents 600 signed essays alphabetically arranged. Most entries include a headnote clarifying the topic. Entries range from the philosophical essay on ugliness, to the more reality-based article on the impact of AIDS on the arts. Comprehensive coverage includes key figures, concepts, periods, theories, and movements in the history of aesthetics."--"Outstanding Reference Sources: the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA
A hunger for aesthetics : enacting the demands of art by MICHAEL KELLY( )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For decades, aesthetics has been subjected to a variety of critiques, often concerning its treatment of beauty or the autonomy of art. Collectively, these complaints have generated an anti-aesthetic stance prevalent in the contemporary art world. Yet if we examine the motivations for these critiques, Michael Kelly argues, we find theorists and artists hungering for a new kind of aesthetics, one better calibrated to contemporary art and its moral and political demands. Following an analysis of the work of Stanley Cavell, Arthur Danto, Umberto Eco, Susan Sontag, and other philosophers of the 1960s who made aesthetics more responsive to contemporary art, Kelly considers Sontag's aesthetics in greater detail. In On Photography (1977), she argues that a photograph of a person who is suffering only aestheticizes the suffering for the viewer's pleasure, yet she insists in Regarding the Pain of Others (2003) that such a photograph can have a sustainable moral-political effect precisely because of its aesthetics. Kelly considers this dramatic change to be symptomatic of a cultural shift in our understanding of aesthetics, ethics, and politics. He discusses these issues in connection with Gerhard Richter's and Doris Salcedo's art, chosen because it is often identified with the anti-aesthetic, even though it is clearly aesthetic. Focusing first on Richter's Baader-Meinhof series, Kelly concludes with Salcedo's enactments of suffering caused by social injustice. Throughout A Hunger for Aesthetics, he reveals the place of critique in contemporary art, which, if we understand aesthetics as critique, confirms that it is integral to art. Meeting the demand for aesthetics voiced by many who participate in art, Kelly advocates for a critical aesthetics that confirms the limitless power of art"--Front dust-jacket flap
Critique and power : recasting the Foucault/Habermas debate( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of aesthetics( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Expanded from the 1998 first edition to six volumes and over 800 entries, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics surveys the full breadth of critical thought on art, culture, and society-from classical philosophy to contemporary critical theory. The second edition includes increased coverage of international aesthetics, modern aesthetics, new media like computer art, and areas like neuroaesthetics that were not thoroughly covered in the first edition. Featuring 815 articles by distinguished scholars from many fields and countries, the Encyclopedia is a comprehensive survey of major concepts, thinkers, and debates about the meaning, uses, and value of all the arts-from painting and sculpture to literature, music, theater, dance, television, film, and popular culture"--
Hermeneutics and critical theory in ethics and politics( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iconoclasm in aesthetics by Michael Kelly( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contemporary theorizing about art is dominated by a clash between two approaches: philosophers have characteristically taken the view that art is a vehicle of some universal meaning or truth, while art historians, and others working in the humanities, emphasize the concrete nature and historical particularity of the work of art. If philosophers continue to pursue mainly the universality of art, they inadvertently end up exhibiting a disinterest in and distrust of art. Kelly calls such disinterest and distrust "iconoclasm," and in this book he discusses four philosophers - Heidegger, Adorno, Derrida, and Danto - who are ultimately iconoclasts despite their deep philosophical engagement with the arts. He concludes by suggesting ways in which iconoclasm in aesthetics can be avoided in the future."--Jacket
Encyclopedia of aesthetics by Michael Kelly( )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bergson and phenomenology( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Often neglected as an influence on phenomenology, Bergson's thought has resurfaced and brought challenges to phenomenology. In a series of original essays and translations, leading scholars of contemporary continental philosophy seek to redress this oversight and inaugurate a long over due dialogue and yet pertinent to the future of continental philosophy. This thematically focused collection reintroduces Bergson to the dominant discourse in continental philosophy (phenomenology), reevaluates phenomenologists' readings of Bergson (e.g., Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Levinas, and Henry), and examines Bergsonian challenges to phenomenological methods and issues. What emerges is not only a revitalized Bergson read on his own terms, but also a view of the vibrance of Bergson's thought and its central contributions to perennial issues in phenomenology and contemporary continental philosophy: including dualism, intentionality, subjectivity and selfhood, science, time, ethics, freedom, life and affectivity. -- Product Description
Hermeneutics in ethics and social theory( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur C. Danto's "The Artworld" by Arthur C Danto( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This is the Annotated Multimedia Version of Arthur C. Danto's "The Artworld", which appeared in the Journal of Philosophy in 1964. The article has been annotated with text, images, and video in order to provide historical context, background information, and basic definitions of concepts which might be unfamiliar. Images of pertinent artworks and archival films of Warhol are available, as well as a recent interview with Danto himself"--About this site
History of theory by David H Fisher( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The role of theory has become an important, if controversial, topic in contemporary aesthetics, art history, literary studies, cultural studies, and many other disciplines related to art and culture. This entry provides the conceptual background for such debates by tracing the history and practice of the concept of theory in general (not just in connection with art) from the Greeks up to the end of the nineteenth century, when theory seems to get displaced (for reasons analyzed here), only to reemerge late in the twentieth century
Masks( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Kelly, Michael, 1953-

Kelly, Michael J., 1954-