Readership: Philosophers interested in the arts, including literature, music, and film; metaphysicians.
Edited by Christy Mag Uidhir, University of Houston
Christy Mag Uidhir is an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Houston. His main area of research is the philosophy of art. He has published articles in such journals as Philosophers' Imprint, Philosophical Studies, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, American Philosophical Quarterly, The British Journal of Aesthetics, and The Journal of Aesthetics & Art Criticism. He is currently at work on an original monograph, tentatively titled The Attempt Theory of Art (under contract with Oxford University Press).
"[T]here is much new and thought-provoking material contained in this rather eclectic volume." - Daniel Wilson, British Journal of Aesthetics
"This is a very interesting anthology on a set of topics at the center of the now lively research area where analytic philosophy of art and contemporary metaphysics meet... All the essays repay attention, and everyone concerned with this area should read this book... Mag Uidhir has put together a stimulating collection of papers, and he deserves our thanks for doing so." - Robert Howell, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
List of Contributors
Christy Mag Uidhir: Introduction: Art, Metaphysics, and The Paradox of Standards
General Ontological Issues
1: Guy Rohrbaugh: Must Ontological Pragmatism Be Self-Defeating?
2: Jerrold Levinson: Indication, Abstraction, and Individuation
3: Marcus Rossberg: Destroying Artworks
4: Roy T. Cook: Art, Open-Endedness, and Indefinite Extensibility
5: P.D. Magnus: Historical Individuals Like Anas platyrhynchos and 'Classical Gas'
6: Shieva Kleinschmidt & Jacob Ross: Repeatable Artwork Sentences and Generics
Arguments Against and Alternatives To
7: Allan Hazlett: Against Repeatable Artworks
8: Ross Cameron: How to be a Nominalist and a Fictional Realist
9: Andrew Kania: Platonism vs. Nominalism in Contemporary Musical Ontology
Abstracta Across the Arts
10: Hud Hudson: Reflections on the Metaphysics of Sculpture
11: Sherri Irvin: Installation Art and Performance: A Shared Ontology
12: David Davies: What Type of 'Type' is a Film?
13: Joseph Moore: Musical Works: A Mash-Up