Fellow in Philosophy and Associate Professor of Philosophy Dr James Grant was recently interviewed by 3:AM Magazine‘s Richard Marshall. In the wide-ranging interview Dr Grant explores questions that he looked at in his book The Critical Imagination (OUP, 2013) and looks at questions that he wants to consider in his next book, provisionally called What Good Is Art?
Among the areas discussed by Dr Grant are art criticism, its aims, and the role of imagination in art criticism; imagination versus creativity, and whether imaginativeness can be called a capacity in a person; the use of metaphor in art criticism and the types of metaphor found in art criticism; and whether art may be valuable for their own sake or only for the experiences they afford.
Dr Grant was also interviewed recently by DPhil candidate in modern history Bethany White (Trinity) about ‘how to make a masterpiece’. You can read Ms White’s article here.