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Table of Contents Preface Chapter 1 Introduction 1) Challenges to Aesthetic Empiricism 2) Methodological Interlude: The 'Pragmatic Constraint' on the Ontology of Art Chapter 2 Aesthetic Empiricism and the Philosophy of Art 1) Aesthetic Empiricism 2) Indirect Arguments Against Aesthetic Empiricism 3) Direct Arguments Against Aesthetic Empiricism 4) Drawing Ontological Conclusions from the Counter-Empiricist Arguments Chapter 3 The Fine Structure of the Focus of Appreciation 1) The Structure of the Focus of Appreciation 1a) The articulation of artistic statements 1b) 'Two-foldness' and articulation in a medium 1c) 'Artistic Medium' and 'Vehicular Medium' 2) Performance and Appreciation 3) Ontology After Empiricism Chapter 4 The Artwork as Performance: An Argument from Artistic Intentions 1) Overview 2) The Bearing of Provenance on Work and Focus 3) Artistic Intentions and the Ontology of Art 3a) Interpretation and Intention 3b) A Role for Actual Intentions 3c) Ontological Implications 4) Conclusions Chapter 5 Provenance, Modality, and the Identity of the Artwork 1) Preliminaries 2) The Work-Relativity of Modality 3) A Strategy for Accommodating the Work-Relativity of Modality 4) Appendix - A Defence of the Modality Principle Chapter 6 Artwork, Action, and Performance 1) The 'Action Type Hypothesis' 2) Assessing the ATH 2a) Problems with the 'heuristic path' 2b) Problems with the 'structure' 2c) Problems with 'action types' 2d) Problems with modality 3) Currie and his Critics Chapter 7 Art as Performance 1) Elaborating the Performance Theory 2) Structure and Focus 3) Heuristics and the Individuation of Artworks 4) Work-Constitution and Modality on the Performance Theory 5) Performances, Actions, and Doings Chapter 8 Revisionism and Modernism Revisited 1) Revisionism Revisited 2) Performance and the Challenge of the Modern 2a) Works as Contextualised Entities 2b) Locating Performance in the Work - An Example 2c) Works as Performances 3) More on Forgeries Chapter 9 Performance as Art 1) Performance as Art 2) Performed works and work-performances 3) Work-performances and Performance-works 4) Performance-works and Improvisation Chapter 10 Defining 'Art' as Performance, and the Values of Art 1) Notes Towards a Definition of 'Art' 2) The Values of Art 3) Conclusions: The Case Against Contextualism References Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Aesthetics, Art Philosophy