George Dickie’s The Century of Taste is a readable and informative guide to the family of eighteenth-century aesthetic . Dickie – Teoria Institucional Da Arte. Arthur Coleman Danto (Ann Arbor, 1 de janeiro de — Nova Iorque, 25 de outubro de cunha a expressão “mundo da arte”, que, por ser mal interpretada, teria levado o filósofo George Dickie a elaborar sua “teoria institucional da arte”. En El círculo del arte, Dickie revisa las anteriores versiones de la teoría institucional, saliendo al paso de las críticas que se han hecho a las mismas, y expone.

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Although Dickie’s program is essentialist, it is lean to borrow Dickie’s own termand it has such a sociological cast as to almost guarantee that hardcore essentialists will want more. He allows for this by having chosen Joachim de Fiore’s theological theory of the three ages to illuminate his own understanding of art history The version of the institutional theory that I worked out in in Art and the Aesthetic was defective in several respects, but the institutional.

By means of these analyses I bring out the tendency in contemporary analytical philosophy of art to interpret the work of art via theological categories.

George Dickie

Gerard also holds that “different pleasures or ideas generally can coalesce,” as when the pleasure produced by a novel object merges with the pleasure produced by moderate mental exertion Hutcheson claims that perceived in- stances of teooria amidst variety produce complex ideas of beauty that pleasurably stimulate our feoria sense.

Furthermore, intending an object as aesthetic means we treat it as internally coherent: Dickie suggests that this prin- ciple appears for the first time in Gerard’s writings and has not been noted This content downloaded from He is Managing Editor of the Journal of Philosophy, and as an art critic, he periodically collaborates with the weekly magazine The Nation and many other publications such as the magazine Artforum.


University of Illinois Press on behalf of The institutional theory proposed by George Dickie stems from an effort to define art so as to accommodate the avant-garde. RossThe Philosophical Review, Vol. It remains to be seen whether the mean that Dickie achieves, although admittedly in a gem of a book, is actually the golden one.

To justify Newtonian science against superstition a further argument is needed. The result is a new institutional theory that Dickie develops and illustrates in terms of the critical literature pertaining to the old one.

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I consider this to be another argument in favor of the view that art has taken the place of religion in the philosophical consciousness. Only the partnership of Redza and Sulaiman Esa, in their effort to provide an alternative aesthetic to the Abstract Expressionists, lasted.

La Obra de Arte musical; sonoridad y silencio. The confrontation between the two theories is mainly focused on the considerations made by the authors as to their own definitions of art and on the criticisms each theorist addresses to the other.

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Certainly, some people can acknowledge others to be better critics than themselves, but this only works with individuals whose sensibilities are “adjacent” enough for the less sensitive person to be instructed by the more sensitive. Post on Jan views. Dickie grants Hutcheson’s claim that uniformity amidst variety is a beau- ty-making characteristic 25but he faults him for not recognizing other such traits. Glossing Kant’s distinction between two sorts of objects of nature, aggregates and systems, Dickie shows why Kant proposed that the forms of certain natural systems “conceived of hypothetically, but inevitably, as the intentional cre- ation of God’s understanding” 95 might generate invigorating free play of our cognitive faculties.

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If so, the generalists maintain that there are still general critical principles generated by these primary features. Dickie maintains that Hume is not attempting to argue for the overall beauty or deformity of particular objects, since he never tells us how to georve and balance the many merit- and demerit-making characteristics he identifies.


We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new formsof scholarship. Dickie characterizes Hutcheson’s as a “black-box” theory.

La teoría institucional del arte de George Dickie: génesis y problemas

George Dickie’s institutional theory of art has been subject to extensive debate over the past 30 years. He does not tell us why an obsession with beauty and with judgments of taste so captivated theorists in the eighteenth century.

Aesthetic attitude theories suggest we must attend disinterestedly to the properties institucilnal objects to experience aesthetic delight in them: He argues at length that Alison is mistaken about the content of the experience of taste-that neither an initiating simple emotion nor a subsequent complex emotion nor a unified train of association is necessary for a taste experience Of Primary Features in Aesthetics: Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.

In the first part the definitional proposals of Weitz, Dickie and Beardsley are discussed and their major shortcomings as well as their positive insights are presented. His broad curriculum includes numerous awards and honorific distinctions for his work in relation with philosophy and the arts.

I offer some ideas on how this posthistory might be understood by means of theological method. Danto’s Philosophy of Art. Le but de notre contribution sera de distinguer entre ces deux types de jugements: I also explore the relationship between the concept of ” tradition ” and Danto’s concept of ” transfiguration “.

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