The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics (Routledge Philosophy Companions)

The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics (Routledge Philosophy Companions)

Dominic McIver Lopes

Language: English

Pages: 600

ISBN: B000OI177S

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

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Crowther, P. (1989) The Kantian Sublime: From Morality to Art, Oxford: Oxford University Press. (A discussion of the sublime in Kant’s aesthetics.) Guyer, P. (1997) Kant and the Claims of Taste, 2nd edn, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (A detailed discussion by a leading scholar.) —— (1993) Kant and the Experience of Freedom: Essays on Aesthetics and Morality, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Essays on several elements of Kant’s aesthetics.) Kant, I. (1987) Critique of Judgement,

divorced from the claims and concepts of daily life. But this is a very unlikely doctrine, for the simple reason that what is called significant form frequently supervenes on the representational content of art works. In order to access the form of a novel – to track its unity and diversity, to appreciate its intensity or its lack thereof – we must attend to its representations of actions, places and characters. We must generally bring to the novel the kinds of schemas, scripts and folk

development, of the human organism in coping with its environing world. The mistake of the Kantian tradition was to assume that since art had no specific, identifiable function which it could perform better than anything else, it could only be defended as being beyond use and function. Dewey’s important corrective is to argue that art’s special function and value lies not in any specialized, particular end but in satisfying the live creature in a more global way, by serving a variety of ends, and

1966a: 55–69) During this period of relative silence, it was quite clear to those who knew him, that he was continually working on a wide range of problems. These were given one focus through his meditations on Peter Geach’s paper “Good and Evil.” That paper essayed a distinction between what Geach called ‘predicative’ and ‘attributive’ adjectives. In some cases, we need to know to what class 138 SIBLEY a thing belongs to before being able to ascertain the truth of a statement about it. Thus

artistic selfsculpting, in contrast to experiencing simply the intrinsic quality of the existing moment in general, or sensually savoring the constantly-changing display of given aesthetic stimuli, such as the glint of sunlight playing upon the surface of the ocean. Foucault’s ‘aesthetics of existence’ – an extended meditation which, more accurately, addresses the ‘art of living’ – is among the most controversial segments of his reflections on artistic themes, and it has been confronted with the

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