Includes bibliographical references and index.
Ch. 1. Art and representation. Pt. I. Art as representation. Pt. II. What is representation? -- Ch. 2. Art and expression. Pt. I. Art as expression. Pt. II. Theories of expression -- Ch. 3. Art and form. Pt. I. Art as form. Pt. II. What is artistic form? -- Ch. 4. Art and aesthetic experience. Pt. I. Aesthetic theories of art. Pt. II. The aesthetic dimension -- Ch. 5. Art, definition and identification. Pt. I. Against definition. Pt. II. Two contemporary definitions of art. Pt. III. Identifying art.
Philosophy of Art is a textbook for undergraduate students interested in the topic of philosophical aesthetics. It aims to introduce the techniques of analytic philosophy in addition to a selection of the major topics in this field of inquiry. These include the representational theory of art, formalism, neo-formalism, aesthetic theories of art, neo-Wittgensteinism, the Institutional Theory of Art, as well as historical approaches to the nature of art. Throughout the book, abstract philosophical theories are illustrated by examples of both traditional and contemporary art, thereby enriching the readers understanding of art theory as well as the appreciation of art.