A philosophy of mass art / Noël Carroll

Author(s): Carroll, Noël (Noël E.)
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Subjects: Mass media and the arts
Popular culture
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
LC Classification: N, NX
Physical Description: xii, 425 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Introduction 1
1. Philosophical Resistance to Mass Art: The Majority Tradition 15
The Massification Argument 16
The Passivity Argument 30
The Formula Argument 49
The Freedom Argument, The Susceptibility Argument, and the Conditioning Argument 70
Concluding Remarks: A Diagnosis of Philosophy's Resistance to Mass Art 89
2. Philosophical Celebrations of Mass Art: The Minority Tradition 110
Walter Benjamin and the Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction 114
Marshall McLuhan and the Electronic Future 145
3. The Nature of Mass Art 172
The Elimination Theory of Mass Art 176
Defining Mass Art 184
The Ontology of Mass Art 211
David Novitz's Theory of Mass Art 222
John Fiske's Rejection of the Concept of Mass Art 236
4. Mass Art and the Emotions 245
Plato versus the Cognitive Theory of the Emotions 250
Criterial Prefocusing: An Alternative to Identification 261
Ramifications for Research 270
Fiction and the Emotions 272
But What About Mass Art? 275
5. Mass Art and Morality 291
Consequentialism, Propositionalism, and Identificationism 294
Clarificationism 319
Simulation, or Back to Identification? 342
6. Mass Art and Ideology 360
A Theory of Ideology 364
Ideology and Rhetoric 388
Envoi 413
Index 419
Notes: LCCN: 97025934
ISBN: 0198711298 (hard)
ISBN: 0198742371 (pbk.)
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 37195011
ISBN/ISSN: 0198711298