By Jerrold Levinson
Jerrold Levinson, essentially the most favourite philosophers of paintings this day, provides a brand new number of essays, following on from his 4 earlier collections, Music, paintings and Metaphysics (1990), The Pleasures of Aesthetics (1996), Contemplating Art (2006), and Musical Concerns (2015).
Aesthetic Pursuits particularly enhances Levinson's final quantity, Musical Concerns, by means of accumulating contemporary essays now not serious about song, yet as a substitute concentrating on literature, movie, and visible artwork, whereas addressing problems with humour, good looks, and the sentiments. The essays in Aesthetic Pursuits, that are wide-ranging, will attraction strongly to aestheticians, paintings fans, and philosophers alike.
The quantity comprises seven formerly unpublished essays by means of Levinson, during which the writer seriously engages with awesome modern contributions to aesthetic theory.
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In other words, to the extent that the experience, however affectively or hedonically charged, loses its character as a cognition, its claim to count as an aesthetic experience is weakened. 31 Many pharmacological experiences—and especially those that are substantially hallucinogenic— are thus not only borderline regarding their claim to be aesthetic experiences on the grounds of reduced cognitivity, but also on the grounds of reduced activity. Such cases might thus usefully be regarded as cases of quasi-aesthetic experience.
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