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Art and Imagination; A Study in the Philosophy of Mind

Art and Imagination; A Study in the Philosophy of Mind

by Roger Scruton
     
 

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This book presents a theory of aesthetic judgment and appreciation in the spirit ofmodern empiricism. There are three parts: the first deals with questions of philosophical logic, the second with questions in the philosophy of mind, and the third with questions in the philosophy of art. Thus the argument advances from a theory of aesthetic judgment (and in

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This book presents a theory of aesthetic judgment and appreciation in the spirit ofmodern empiricism. There are three parts: the first deals with questions of philosophical logic, the second with questions in the philosophy of mind, and the third with questions in the philosophy of art. Thus the argument advances from a theory of aesthetic judgment (and in particular of Aaesthetic description ), to a theory of aesthetic appreciation, and thence to an account of the nature and value of art.

AHis intricate analyses show how the insights of Hegel, Kant, and the phenomenologists, giving art a central place in human experience, can be given a firmer analytic basis in an empiricist philosophy of mind which extends beyond the accounts of Ryle and Wittgenstein. B Choice AThis is an important book and one of the best to appear in a long while. B B. R. Tilghman, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780416808001
Publisher:
Routledge
Publication date:
06/01/1979
Series:
University Paperbacks ; 551
Pages:
256

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