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Abstract Objects

Mark Balaguer.

in Philosophy

P ublished online January 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Epistemology; Feminist Philosophy; History of Western Philosophy; Metaphysics; Moral Philosophy; Non-Western Philosophy; Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Law; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Religion; Philosophy of Science; Social and Political Philosophy. 7681 words.

An abstract object is a non-physical, non-mental object that exists outside of space and time and is wholly unextended. For example, one might think that numbers are abstract objects; e.g.,...

Abstraction

in Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

January 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 5697 words.

This entry comprises two essays: Philosophical Perspective Contemporary Perspective

The first offers a philosophical analysis of the modern history of

Abstraction

Lucian Krukowski.

in Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

January 1998; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 2115 words.

In its aesthetic use, the term abstraction refers to a historical style, primarily in the visual arts, in which representational

Abstraction

Nelson Goodman.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; History of Art; 20th-Century Art. 896 words.

Term used in an art context in several ways: in general for processes of imagemaking in which only some of the visual elements usually ascribed to ‘the natural world’ are extracted (i.e....

Abstraction-Création

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Painting; Sculpture and Carving; 20th-Century Art. 774 words.

International group of painters and sculptors, founded in Paris in February 1931 and active until 1936. It succeeded another short-lived group, Cercle et Carré, which had been formed in...

An Abuse of Context in Semantics

Ernie Lepore.

in Liberating Content

December 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 15447 words.

The topic of this chapter is the semantics of incomplete definite descriptions or sentences of the form ‘the F is G’ where more than one object satisfies the nominal F. The traditional...

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Acousmatic

in Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

January 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 6 words.

Acoustics

in Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

January 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 3706 words.

Acoustics, from the Greek akoustikón (pertaining to hearing), is concerned with the generation, transmission, perception, or effects of sound. Acoustics

The Acquaintance Principle

Malcolm Budd.

in The British Journal of Aesthetics

October 2003; p ublished online October 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 0 words.

The Acquaintance Principle maintains that aesthetic knowledge must be acquired through first‐hand experience of the object of knowledge and cannot be transmitted from person to person. This...

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The Acquaintance Principle, Aesthetic Autonomy, and Aesthetic Appreciation

Amir Konigsberg.

in The British Journal of Aesthetics

April 2012; p ublished online April 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 8424 words.

The acquaintance principle (AP) and the view it expresses have recently been tied to a debate surrounding the possibility of aesthetic testimony, which, plainly put, deals with the question...

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Act, Species, and Appearance

Russell L. Friedman.

in Intentionality, Cognition, and Mental Representation in Medieval Philosophy

February 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 13907 words.

Russell Friedman discusses the doctrine of apparent being (esse apparens) of Peter Auriol, which Auriol also calls intentional being (esse intentionale). On Auriol’s account, a cognitive...

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Acting on Knowledge

Timothy Williamson.

in Knowledge First

November 2017; p ublished online December 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 10519 words.

This chapter develops and refines the analogy between knowledge and action in Knowledge and its Limits. The general schema is: knowledge is to belief as action is to intention. The analogy...

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Action

Adrian Haddock.

in Philosophy

P ublished online May 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Epistemology; Feminist Philosophy; History of Western Philosophy; Metaphysics; Moral Philosophy; Non-Western Philosophy; Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Law; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Religion; Philosophy of Science; Social and Political Philosophy. 6449 words.

The philosophy of action shares with its topic a certain uncertainty of location. Is action located inside the mind or outside the mind—or does it in some way belong to both domains...

Action and Agency

Peter Kivy.

in Antithetical Arts

March 2009; p ublished online May 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 14735 words.

This chapter begins by stating the ‘problem’ of absolute music: what it is in or about absolute music that gives what appears, at least, to be the same kind of deep satisfaction that the...

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Action, Art, History: Engagements with Arthur C. Danto

Michalle Gal.

in The British Journal of Aesthetics

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 1270 words.

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Action Worth Watching: Plot

Paul Woodruff.

in The Necessity of Theater

September 2008; p ublished online May 2008 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 5513 words.

Live pornography and football games belong to theater, but they are defective in plot, because their action is not worth watching for the time that they take. An audience may lose interest...

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Addison, Joseph

Frank Felsenstein.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; History of Art; 18th-Century Art. 487 words.

(b Milston, Wilts, May 1, 1672; d London, June 17, 1719).

English writer and politician. He was educated at Charterhouse School and Queen’s College, Oxford, receiving his MA in...

Addison, Joseph (1672)

Thomas Furniss.

in Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

January 1998; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 3676 words.

(1672–1719), English poet, play-wright, and politician.

Addison's most important contributions to aesthetics were published as

Addison, Joseph (1672–1719)

in Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

January 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 4605 words.

Joseph Addison published his most important contributions to aesthetics as essays in The Spectator, a daily newspaper that he

Adherent Beauty and the Scope of Perfection

Paul Crowther.

in The Kantian Aesthetic

March 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 8827 words.

This chapter considers Kant's distinction between adherent and free beauty. It shows that whilst not compelling, his structure of argument is at least consistent and, indeed, contains two...

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