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Roger Scruton

in The Aesthetics of Music

Published in print June 1999 | ISBN: 9780198167273
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598371 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019816727X.003.0011
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Develops a theory of expression that will incorporate the insights developed in Chs. 7–10, and also to the constraints laid down in Ch. 6. Understanding expression is likened to ’knowing what it's like’, which is in turn analysed in terms of a Wittgensteinian theory of first‐person awareness. Expression, so understood, is integral to the meaning and value of any work that possesses it, and can be fully understood only in the context of a theory of aesthetic value.

Keywords: expression; first‐person awareness; what it's like; Wittgenstein

Chapter.  11777 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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