Gregory Currie presents a selection of his essays in an area to which he has been a leading contributor: philosophical aesthetics and its interface with cognitive science. He shows that philosophical questions about the arts go naturally with other kinds of questions about them. He offers illuminating discussions of such topics as meaning, interpretation, function, genre, character, empathy, imagination, and pretence. His lively and clear writing will make this an enjoyable and stimulating book for readers who are interested in the arts from any academic perspective.
- Publication Date:
- 25 / 11 / 2004