The Art of Videogames (New Directions in Aesthetics #10) (Paperback)

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The Art of Videogames explores how philosophy of the arts theories developed to address traditional art works can also be applied to videogames.
  • Presents a unique philosophical approach to the art of videogaming, situating videogames in the framework of analytic philosophy of the arts
  • Explores how philosophical theories developed to address traditional art works can also be applied to videogames
  • Written for a broad audience of both philosophers and videogame enthusiasts by a philosopher who is also an avid gamer
  • Discusses the relationship between games and earlier artistic and entertainment media, how videogames allow for interactive fiction, the role of game narrative, and the moral status of violent events depicted in videogame worlds
  • Argues that videogames do indeed qualify as a new and exciting form of representational art

About the Author


Grant Tavinor is a Lecturer in Philosophy at Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand. He has published articles on videogames in the journal Philosophy and Literature and has been playing videogames for as long as he can remember.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781405187886
ISBN-10: 1405187883
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: October 1st, 2009
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: New Directions in Aesthetics