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Two Thumbs UpHow Critics Aid Appreciation$
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Stephanie Ross

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780226064284

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226705033.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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Two Thumbs Up
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Stephanie Ross

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226705033.003.0001

I use Siskel and Ebert’s long-running TV show At the Movies as a springboard for a discussion of the uses to which criticism is put today. Calling out restaurant-review-style criticism, a model that Arthur Danto identifies and disparages, as especially helpful, I go on to clarify the concept of appreciation that will be in play throughout my book, present Noel Carroll’s view of criticism as reasoned evaluation, and preview the topics I will take up in the chapters that follow.

Keywords:   criticism, restaurant review, appreciation, Arthur Danto, Noel Carroll

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