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Art and the feelings and emotions

Matravers, Derek (1991). Art and the feelings and emotions. British Journal of Aesthetics, 31(4) pp. 322–331.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1093/bjaesthetics/31.4.322
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Abstract

Many of the judgements we make of particular works of art employ the vocabulary of feelings or emotions. Typically, the critic uses terms such as 'sad', 'joyful', 'optimistic', 'gloomy', 'angry', 'lusty', 'exuberant' and so forth to describe aspects of works of art. Such descriptions generate one of the most intractable problems in aesthetics: that of specifying the relation between art and the feelings and emotions thus ascribed to them.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 1991 Oxford University Press
ISSN: 1468-2842
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Philosophy
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 43695
Depositing User: Derek Matravers
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2015 10:58
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:47
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/43695
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