Title :

Paradoxes of autonomy, or, Why won't the problem of artistic justification go away?

Author :
HASKINS, Casey ;
Publication year :
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Revisits the quarrel between instrumentalism and autonomism. Instrumentalism is the view that an artwork or artistic practice is valuable as art because it is related to something other than itself, specifically because it promotes ends in the world that have an independent standing apart from art. Autonomism holds in contrast that such instrumentality is irrelevant to artistic values as such, that artworks and their associated experiences are, in effect, ends in themselves apart from any further connections to the world. The author notes that this quarrel fuels the history of Western aesthetics from Plato through postmodernism. Haskins writes 'my larger story will review the quarrel's present state, as reflected in the recent aesthetics literature, and also some aspects of its past. In the latter connection I give particular attention to Kant, whose views about autonomy in aesthetics and elsewhere continue to give our subject a fateful metaphilosophical complexity'. ;
Topic :
French keywords :
Ecrits ; Esthétique ; Indépendance ; Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804 ; Théorie de l'art ; Valeur esthétique ; 1900-2000 ;
Descriptors :
Aesthetics ; Art theory ; Independence ; Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804 ; Value (aesthetics) ; Writings ; 1900-2000 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
The Journal of aesthetics and art criticism (Print), 2000, 58, 1, winter
INIST identifier :
24982330 ;
ISSN 0021-8529 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Wiley, Hoboken, NJ
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