John Dewey and the Artful Life

John Dewey and the Artful Life

Aesthetic experience has had a long and contentious history in the Western intellectual tradition. Following Kant and Hegel, a human’s interaction with nature or art frequently has been conceptualized as separate from issues of practical activity or moral value. This book examines how art can be seen as a way of moral cultivation. Scott Stroud uses the thought of the American pragmatist John Dewey to argue that art and the aesthetic have a close connection to morality. Dewey gives us a way to reconceptualize our ideas of ends, means, and experience so as to locate the moral value of aesthetic experience in the experience of absorption itself, as well as in the experience of reflective attention evoked by an art object.

Download Now
Author
Publisher Penn State Press
Release Date
ISBN 0271056878
Pages 242 pages
Rating 4/5 (76 users)

More Books:

John Dewey and the Artful Life
Language: en
Pages: 242
Authors: Scott R. Stroud
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-09-10 - Publisher: Penn State Press

GET EBOOK

Aesthetic experience has had a long and contentious history in the Western intellectual tradition. Following Kant and Hegel, a human’s interaction with nature
Art Theory for a Global Pluralistic Age
Language: en
Pages: 187
Authors: Steven Félix-Jäger
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-12-02 - Publisher: Springer Nature

GET EBOOK

This book extends a theory of art that addresses the present era’s shift towards global pluralism. By focusing on extrinsic rather than intrinsic qualities of
Nature's Laboratory
Language: en
Pages: 278
Authors: Elizabeth Grennan Browning
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-11-15 - Publisher: JHU Press

GET EBOOK

The untold history of how Chicago served as an important site of innovation in environmental thought as America transitioned to modern, industrial capitalism. I
Building a Social Democracy
Language: en
Pages: 342
Authors: Robert Danisch
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-11-06 - Publisher: Lexington Books

GET EBOOK

Building a Social Democracy examines the various types of communication practices that are necessary to build a social democracy. Danisch contends that rhetoric
The Cause
Language: en
Pages: 436
Authors:
Categories: Ethical culture movement
Type: BOOK - Published: 1895 - Publisher:

GET EBOOK

Art as Experience
Language: en
Pages: 0
Authors: John Dewey
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-07-05 - Publisher: Penguin

GET EBOOK

Based on John Dewey's lectures on esthetics, delivered as the first William James Lecturer at Harvard in 1932, Art as Experience has grown to be considered inte
A Critique of John Dewey's Theory of Fine Art in the Light of the Principles of Thomism
Language: en
Pages: 152
Authors: Anne Mary Tamme
Categories: Aesthetics
Type: BOOK - Published: 1956 - Publisher:

GET EBOOK

Criticism
Language: en
Pages: 796
Authors:
Categories: Literature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1961 - Publisher:

GET EBOOK

John Dewey's Philosophy of Value
Language: en
Pages: 408
Authors: James Gouinlock
Categories: Values
Type: BOOK - Published: 1972 - Publisher: New York : Humanities Press

GET EBOOK

American Art Theory, 1945-1970
Language: en
Pages: 213
Authors: Stewart Buettner
Categories: Abstract expressionism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1981 - Publisher:

GET EBOOK