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The aesthetics and ethics of copying / edited by Darren Hudson Hick and Reinold Schm├╝cker.

Other author/creatorHick, Darren Hudson, editor.
Other author/creatorSchm├╝cker, Reinold, editor.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.
Descriptionxx, 408 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subject(s)
Contents The copying animal : exploring the cultural value of copying -- What is a copy? conceptual perspectives -- The copying artist : aesthetic and ethical challenges -- Freedom for all? towards an ethics of copying for the digital age.
Summary The Aesthetics and Ethics of Copying responds to the rapidly changing attitudes towards the use of another's ideas, styles, and artworks. With advances in technology making the copying of artworks and other artefacts exponentially easier, questions of copying no longer focus on the problems of forgery: they now expand into aesthetic and ethical legal concerns. This volume addresses the changes and provides the first philosophical foundation for an aesthetics and ethics of copying. Scholars from philosophy of art, philosophy of technology, philosophy of law, ethics, legal theory, media studies, art history, literary theory, and sociology discuss the role that copying plays in human culture, confronting the question of how-and why-copying fits into our broader system of values. Teasing out the factors and conceptual distinctions that must be accounted for in an ontology of copying, they set a groundwork for understanding the nature of copies and copying, showing how these interweave with ethical and legal concepts. Covering unique concerns for copying in the domain of artworks, from music and art to plays and literature, contributors look at work by artists including Heinrich von Kleist, Robert Rauschenberg, Courbet and Manet and conclude with the normative dimensions of copying in the twenty-first century.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and indexes.
Issued in other formOnline version: Aesthetics and ethics of copying New York : Bloomsbury, 2016 9781474254533
LCCN 2016016216
ISBN9781474254519 (hardback)
ISBN1474254519 (hardback)

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