By Peter Goldie,Elisabeth Schellekens

ISBN-10: 0199285551

ISBN-13: 9780199285556

ISBN-10: 0199568251

ISBN-13: 9780199568253

The fourteen favourite analytic philosophers writing right here interact with the cluster of philosophical questions raised by way of conceptual paintings. They deal with 4 vast questions: what sort of artwork is conceptual paintings? What follows from the truth that conceptual paintings doesn't goal to have aesthetic worth? What wisdom or knowing do we achieve from conceptual artwork? How ought we to understand conceptual art?

Conceptual paintings, commonly understood through the participants as starting with Marcel Duchamp's ready-mades and as carrying on with past the Seventies to incorporate a few of modern day modern paintings, is grounded within the proposal that the artist's 'idea' is significant to artwork, and, opposite to culture, that the fabric paintings is on no account necessary to the artwork as such. to exploit the phrases of the conceptual artist Sol LeWitt, "In conceptual artwork the assumption of the idea that is crucial point of the work...and the execution is a perfunctory affair". Given this so-called "dematerialization" of the artwork item, the emphasis on cognitive worth, and the widespread entice philosophy via many conceptual artists, there are various questions which are raised via conceptual paintings that are supposed to be of curiosity to analytic philosophers. Why, then, has so little paintings been performed during this zone? This quantity is most likely the 1st number of papers by means of analytic Anglo-American philosophers tackling those matters head-on.

Contributors:
Margaret Boden, Diarmuid Costello, Gregory Currie, David Davies, Peter Goldie, Robert Hopkins, Matthew Kieran, Peter Lamarque, Dominic McIver Lopes, Derek Matravers, Elisabeth Schellekens, Kathleen inventory, Carolyn Wilde, and the "Art & Language" group.

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