The first chapter addresses the criteria of adequacy of a theory of art. Chapters 2-5 are constructive — they advance a positive view of the nature of art, explore its consequences, and defend it against objections. The last two chapters are destructive — they argue against other views of the nature of art, and they do so by contrast with the kind of view put forward earlier, and in the light of the groundrules laid down in the first chapter.
|Print publication date: 2007||Print ISBN-13: 9780199261871|
|Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007||DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261871.001.0001|