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Beyond Formalism

Paul Crowther

in Critical Aesthetics and Postmodernism

Published in print February 1996 | ISBN: 9780198236238
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597268 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198236239.003.0004
Beyond Formalism

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Addresses Kant's theory of fine art. Pays particular attention to the notions of genius, and the subjective conditions of artistic creativity. Further argument determines the key significance of a horizon of comparisons in justifying judgements of artistic merit.

Keywords: artistic merit; creativity; fine art; genius; Kant

Chapter.  6501 words. 

Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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