Philosophy and the Arts

Philosophy and the Arts

by Andrew Harrison
     
 

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Philosphy and the Arts examines how questions of understanding the pictorial and narrative arts relate to central themes in philosophy. The ways of understanding art are ways of understanding what it is to be human. Much of what baffles or misleads us in the arts invokes what puzzles us about ourselves. The issues raised are thus central to philosophy as a…  See more details below

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Philosphy and the Arts examines how questions of understanding the pictorial and narrative arts relate to central themes in philosophy. The ways of understanding art are ways of understanding what it is to be human. Much of what baffles or misleads us in the arts invokes what puzzles us about ourselves. The issues raised are thus central to philosophy as a discipline. Failures to understand art can be philosophical failures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781855065000
Publisher:
Continuum International Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Series:
Bristol Introductions Series
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
5.46(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.60(d)

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