Feminist Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art: Critical Visions, Creative Engagements

Editors: Musgrave, L. Ryan (Ed.)

  • Gives insight in how gender matters to creative making and appreciation practices
  • Addresses the question whether there is such a thing as feminist art
  • A volume on third generation feminist aesthetics gathering work from scholars who have been able to both build on previous groundwork
  • Includes both Western non-Western feminist aesthetics and philosophy of art
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About this book

While much feminist philosophy is enjoying third- and fourth-wave developments building on its scholarly roots forged in the 1960’s and 1970’s, feminist theoretical work has taken what seems an exceptionally long time to break into the stubborn areas of aesthetics and philosophy of art. Aesthetics may seem like a back-burner issue generally, if we understand feminism mainly as a social justice movement seeking equality and solutions to socioeconomic, political, and cultural inequities. Framed this way, theories and practices concerning artistic production and/or engagement may seem less pressing or useful than, say, work in the sister area of feminist social and political theory.
The truth, however, is that aesthetic value, political value, ethical value (ven scientific value and religious value) intersect in meaningful and complex ways, both in oppressive practices and liberatory strategies. The essays in Feminist Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art: Critical Visions, Creative Engagements address this dearth in the field, and explore connections between these too-often-separated value spheres while drawing on and offering critiques of work in traditional philosophical aesthetics.  Accessible for graduates and advanced undergraduates, the collection is especially relevant in areas of sociopolitical philosophy, ethics, phenomenology, epistemology, critical social theory and cultural studies. It is a rich resource for feminist scholars across all disciplines, and will also interest a general educated popular audience curious about art, feminism, practices of creative engagement, and with ways these interact or contrast with daily life.

About the authors

L. Ryan Musgrave is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Rollins College in Florida, and earned her Ph.D. in both philosophy and literature from Purdue University. Her work is on feminist and sociopolitical/legal philosophy, aesthetics, American philosophy, and value theory generally. Her main interests include the overlap of aesthetics, ethics, and politics, and the epistemological value of art and imagination (especially in the Pragmatist tradition of liberal education).  Her most recent work is on democratic aesthetics, pragmatism, and critical social theory; it has appeared in Hypatia, Feminist Interpretations of Jane Addams, the International Journal of Arts in Society, and is forthcoming in Contemporary Pragmatism. She has recently served at Rollins as Honors Degree Program Director, Department of Philosophy and Religion Chair, and Women’s Studies Program Coordinator.

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Hardcover $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6836-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Feminist Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art: Critical Visions, Creative Engagements
Editors
  • L. Ryan Musgrave
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6837-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6836-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 280
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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