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Levinson, Jerrold

Overview
Works: 74 works in 336 publications in 4 languages and 9,100 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Art  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Opponent, Author of introduction
Classifications: BH39, 111.85
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Most widely held works about Jerrold Levinson
 
Most widely held works by Jerrold Levinson
Contemplating art : essays in aesthetics by Jerrold Levinson( )

33 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Contemplating Art' is a compendium of writings by one of the leading figures in aesthetics, Jerrold Levinson. The 24 essays range over issues in general aesthetics and those relating to specific arts - in particular music, film, and literature
Music, art, and metaphysics : essays in philosophical aesthetics by Jerrold Levinson( )

43 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a long-awaited reissue of Jerrold Levinson's 1990 book Music, Art, and Metaphysics, which gathers together the writings that made him a leading figure in contemporary aesthetics. Most of the essays are distinguished by a concern with metaphysical questions about artworks and their properties, but other essays address the problem of art's definition, the psychology of aesthetic response, and the logic of interpreting and evaluating works of art. The focus of about half of the essays is the art of music, the art of greatest interest to Levinson throughout his career. Many of the essays have been very influential, being among the most cited in contemporary aesthetics and having become essential references in debates on the definition of art, the ontology of art, emotional response to art, expression in art, and the nature of art forms."--Publisher's website
The Oxford handbook of aesthetics by Jerrold Levinson( Book )

38 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book will be invaluable to academics and students across philosophy and all branches of the arts, both as the reference work of choice and as a stimulus to new research and creativity
Music in the moment by Jerrold Levinson( Book )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Levinson rejects the notion that keeping music's large-scale form before the mind is somehow essential to fundamental understanding of it. As evidence, he describes in detail the experience of listening to a wide range of music. He defends, with some qualifications, the views of the nineteenth-century musician and psychologist Edmund Gurney, author of The Power of Sound, who argued that musical comprehension requires only attention to the evolution of music from moment to moment."--Jacket
Art and pornography : philosophical essays by Hans Maes( )

22 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents a series of essays which investigate the artistic status and aesthetic dimension of pornographic pictures, films, and literature, and explores the distinction, if there is any, between pornography and erotic art. Is there any overlap between art and pornography, or are the two mutually exclusive? If they are, why is that? If they are not, how might we characterize pornographic art or artistic pornography, and how might pornographic art be distinguished, if at all, from erotic art? Can there be aesthetic experience of pornography? What are some of the psychological, social, and political consequences of the creation and appreciation of erotic art or artistic pornography? Leading scholars from around the world address these questions, and more, and bring together different aesthetic perspectives and approaches to this widely consumed, increasingly visible, yet aesthetically underexplored cultural domain."
Aesthetics and ethics : essays at the intersection by Richard W Miller( Book )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This major collection of new essays stands at the border of aesthetics and ethics and deals with charged issues of practical import: art and morality, the ethics of taste, censorship, and the objectivity of aesthetic judgments. As such its potential interest is by no means confined to professional philosophers; it should also appeal to art historians and critics, literary theorists, and students of film and the media. Prominent philosophers in both aesthetics and ethics tackle a wide array of issues. Some of the questions explored include: Can art be morally enlightening and, if so, how? If a work of art is morally better, does that make it better as art? Is morally deficient art to be shunned or even censored? Do subjects of artworks have rights as to how they are represented? Do artists have duties as artists and duties as human beings and, if so, to whom? How much tension is there between the demands of art and the demands of life? Is there such a thing as a personal aesthetic and, if so, what justification does it stand in need of? How much agreement can we reasonably expect to achieve in ethical and aesthetic matters as compared with scientific ones?
The pleasures of aesthetics : philosophical essays by Jerrold Levinson( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2019 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical concerns : essays in philosophy of music by Jerrold Levinson( )

17 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents a new collection of essays, all of them dealing with music, by Jerrold Levinson, one of the most prominent philosophers of art today. It follows in the line of Levinson's earlier collections, Music, Art, and Metaphysics (1990), The Pleasures of Aesthetics (1996), and Contemplating Art (2006), and is representative of the most stimulating work being done under the rubric of analytic aesthetics. The essays, which are wide-ranging, should appeal to aestheticians, philosophers, musicologists, music theorists, music critics and music lovers of all kinds. Three of the twelve essays comprising the volume have not previously been published, and in somewhat of a departure for Levinson, four of the essays focus on music in the jazz tradition [Publisher description]
Aesthetic pursuits : essays in philosophy of art by Jerrold Levinson( )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this book are wide-ranging. They will appeal strongly to aestheticians, art lovers, and philosophers alike. The volume contains seven previously unpublished essays by Levinson, in which the author critically engages with notable contemporary contributions to aesthetic theory
Suffering art gladly : the paradox of negative emotion in art by Jerrold Levinson( )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of newly composed essays, some with a historical focus and some with a contemporary focus, which address the problem of explaining the appeal of artworks whose appreciation entails negative or difficult emotions on the appreciator's part - what has traditionally been known as 'the paradox of tragedy'
Aesthetic concepts : essays after Sibley( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text is an exploration of key topics in contemporary aesthetics that arise from the seminal work of Frank Sibley. He developed a distinctive aesthetic theory through a number of papers published between 1955 and 1995
The end of art and beyond : essays after Danto( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is there a future for art? The contributors to this volume discuss whether art has an essential kind of history, derived from its own internal dynamic; whether that history has, or is, drawing to an end; what the future of art, whether historical or ahistorical, might be; and the extent to which we can anticipate and prepare for that future. The first half of this collection addresses these themes as given voice by the philosopher and critic Arthur Danto, while the second part contains essays of a more independent cast which assume a variety of stating points aimed at illuminating the theoreticity, temporality, computability, and abstract possibilities of present and future arts. Here is a discussion not only of where art has been, and whether it has an inherently finite run, but of what art in the future might be, what modes it might exhibit, and how criticism and appreciation might react to it
L'art, la musique et l'histoire by Jerrold Levinson( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in French and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aesthetics and Ethics Essays at the Intersection by Jerrold Levinson( )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This major collection of essays stands at the border of aesthetics and ethics and deals with charged issues of practical import: art and morality, the ethics of taste, and censorship. As such its potential interest is by no means confined to professional philosophers; it should also appeal to art historians and critics, literary theorists, and students of film. Prominent philosophers in both aesthetics and ethics tackle a wide array of issues. Some of the questions explored in the volume include: Can art be morally enlightening and, if so, how? If a work of art is morally better does that make it better as art? Is morally deficient art to be shunned, or even censored? Do subjects of artworks have rights as to how they are represented? Do artists have duties as artists and duties as human beings, and if so, to whom? How much tension is there between the demands of art and the demands of life?
Aesthetics, literature and life : essays in honour of Jean-Pierre Cometti by Carla Carmona( Book )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La musique de film : fiction et narration by Jerrold Levinson( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemplar el arte : ensayos de estética by Jerrold Levinson( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colección de ensayos sobre arte en general y sobre literatura, pintura, música y cine. Los dedicados a la música ocupan la parte central del libro y presentan alguna de las ideas más representativas de la estética de Levinson sobre la naturaleza de la escucha y el papel de la imaginación en la audición musical, la relación entre música y cine o el pensamiento musical. Además se analizan cuestiones históricas y otros temas como la naturaleza de las propiedades estéticas, la interpretación artística, el humor o la noción de valor intrínseco. La contemplación del arte a la que se refiere el título es mucho más que la percepción pasiva de las obras; exige el ejercicio de buna parte de nuestro bagaje intelectual y moral y de nuestras capacidades perceptivas, afectivas e imaginativas
Ética y estética : ensayos en la intersección by Jerrold Levinson( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los artículos recopilados cuestionan la relación entre ética y estética desde el punto de vista estético: unos autores se centran en la comparación entre la argumentación y la justificación ética y estética o entre los valores de uno y otro tipo; otros abordan la relación entre el arte y la moral desde distintas posiciones, partiendo del rechazo del autonomismo y de la convicción de que el valor estético de la obra de arte depende de los juicios éticos implicados en su interpretación y en su evaluación. Otros autores se ocupan de aquellos casos en que el juicio moral y el juicio estético apuntan a diferentes direcciones a pesar de la imposibilidad de separar práctica o teóricamente sus objetos
Arte, critica e storia : saggi di estetica analitica by Jerrold Levinson( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemplating art essays in aesthetics by Jerrold Levinson( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Contemplating art : essays in aesthetics
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Music, art, and metaphysics : essays in philosophical aestheticsThe Oxford handbook of aestheticsMusic in the momentAesthetics and ethics : essays at the intersectionThe pleasures of aesthetics : philosophical essaysAesthetic concepts : essays after SibleyThe end of art and beyond : essays after DantoAesthetics and Ethics Essays at the IntersectionContemplating art essays in aesthetics
Alternative Names
Jerrold Levinson American philosopher

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Jerrold Levinson filòsof estatunidenc

Jerrold Levinson filósofo estadounidense

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레빈슨, 제럴드 1948-

杰尔罗德·莱文森

Languages
English (258)

Spanish (8)

French (7)

Italian (3)