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Readership: Philosophers of Art; Political Philosphers; Scholars in Cultural Studies, Film and TV Studies; Pofessors of Literature; Art Departments concerned with the relation of art and technology.
Noel Carroll, Monroe C. Beardsley Professor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin
"Noel Carroll has written an interesting and thoughtprovoking book...compelling...Its strengths lie in the development of the author's own arguments regarding the relationship of mass art to emotion, morality, and ideology. These arguments come in the final three chapters of this book, and they are excellent./Hugh Mercer Curtler/Journal of Aesthetic Education, Vol.33, No.3, fall 1999."
"the very term around which his elaborate train of thought revolves, "mass art", turns out to be somewhat patronising in itself ... Nevertheless, the sheer clarity of argument, and the range of the ideas explored and clarified, compensates for the embarrassment. This is an unusual book and unravels whole skeins of arguments in a useful way." - The Times Higher Education Supplement
"Carroll succeeds admirably in his aim of clarifying the nature of mass art, and its relation to the emotions, to morality and to idealogy. Clarity is his forte. This might even qualify as a work of mass philosophy: just like mas art, the book is 'comprehensible for untrained audiences, virtually on the first go-around'/Justine Kingsbury, Australasian Journal of PhilosophyR Vol. 81,No.1"
1: Philosophical Resistance to Mass Art: The Majority Tradition
2: Philosophical Celebrations of Mass Art: The Minority Tradition
3: The Nature of Mass Art
4: Mass Art and the Emotions
5: Mass Art and Morality
6: Mass Art and Ideology