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Author Carroll, Noël, 1947-

Title A philosophy of mass art / Noël Carroll.

Published Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  700.103 CARR    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 425 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Philosophical Resistance to Mass Art: The Majority Tradition. The Massification Argument. The Passivity Argument. The Formula Argument. The Freedom Argument, The Susceptibility Argument, and the Conditioning Argument. Concluding Remarks: A Diagnosis of Philosophy's Resistance to Mass Art -- 2. Philosophical Celebrations of Mass Art: The Minority Tradition. Walter Benjamin and the Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. Marshall McLuhan and the Electronic Future -- 3. The Nature of Mass Art. The Elimination Theory of Mass Art. Defining Mass Art. The Ontology of Mass Art. David Novitz's Theory of Mass Art. John Fiske's Rejection of the Concept of Mass Art -- 4. Mass Art and the Emotions. Plato versus the Cognitive Theory of the Emotions. Criterial Prefocusing: An Alternative to Identification. Ramifications for Research. Fiction and the Emotions. But What About Mass Art? -- 5. Mass Art and Morality. Consequentialism, Propositionalism, and Identificationism.
Clarificationism. Simulation, or Back to Identification? -- 6. Mass Art and Ideology. A Theory of Ideology. Ideology and Rhetoric.
Subject Mass media and the arts.
Popular culture.
ISBN 0198711298 (hard : alk. paper)
0198742371 (pbk. : alk. paper)