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This book offers a bold new approach to the philosophy of art. General theories of art don't work: they can't deal with problem cases. Instead of trying to define art, we should accept that a work of art is nothing but a work in one of the arts. Lopes's buck passing theory works well for the avant garde, illuminating its radical provocations.…mehr

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This book offers a bold new approach to the philosophy of art. General theories of art don't work: they can't deal with problem cases. Instead of trying to define art, we should accept that a work of art is nothing but a work in one of the arts. Lopes's buck passing theory works well for the avant garde, illuminating its radical provocations.
Autorenporträt
Dominic McIver Lopes is Distinguished University Scholar and Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia, and President of the American Society for Aesthetics. He is co-editor of the Routledge Companion to Aesthetics and author of Understanding Pictures, Sight and Sensibility: Evaluating Pictures, and A Philosophy of Computer Art, as well as articles in Critical Inquiry, the Journal of Philosophy, Mind, the Philosophical Quarterly, and numerous other journals. His current project is a book entitled Four Arts of Photography.