Artworld Metaphysics

Artworld Metaphysics

Robert Kraut


Artworld Metaphysics turns a severe eye upon elements of the artworld, and articulates many of the difficulties, rules, and norms implicit within the real practices of creative construction, interpretation, overview, and commodification. Aesthetic concept is handled as descriptive and explanatory, instead of normative: a thought that pertains to artworld realities as a semantic conception pertains to the fragments of common language it seeks to explain. Robert Kraut examines emotional expression, right interpretation and objectivity within the context of artworld perform, the relevance of jazz to aesthetic thought, and the ambitions of ontology (artworld and otherwise). He additionally considers the relation among paintings and language, the confusions of postmodern relativism, and the relation among artistic/critical perform and aesthetic thought.

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