Faculty Book: Noël Carroll

Noël Carroll

On Criticism
(Routledge, 2008)

Seventy-five percent of art critics recently reported in a poll that critically assessing works of art is the least meaningful part of their profession. But Noël Carroll claims, in his new book, that judging the value of art should instead be their prime concern. Whereas theoretical campaigns and merely adjectival appraisals should take a back seat, he argues, all critics must address the question of any artist’s intentions. His humanistic perspective here takes stock of visual art, literature, and performing arts to restore the primacy of criticism and critics. Noël Carroll is distinguished professor of philosophy at the Graduate Center, CUNY.

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Submitted on: OCT 16, 2008

Category: Philosophy, Faculty Books