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“A Danger at Present Unperceived”

Richard Eldridge.

in Jane Austen's Emma

December 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 7923 words.

Philosophers concerned with self-understanding have often conceived of it as either a matter of immediate, unchallengeable introspective awareness or as a matter of gathering evidence about...

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. A Diagram of the Finite-Infinite Relation

Simon O’Sullivan.

in Bergson and the Art of Immanence

November 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 9357 words.

The chapter revolves around a diagram – the celebrated cone of memory from Bergson’s Matter and Memory. It looks at this drawing as a form of thinking that leads to a commentary on the...

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“A Disease of All Signification”

Gerhard Richter.

in Kafka's The Trial

May 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Philosophy. 9998 words.

This essay investigates the implications of the idea that a philosophically informed understanding of a literary text such as The Trial cannot proceed in isolation from a perpetual...

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‘A stranger to consciousness …’ – Lyotard and the Sublime1

Stephen Zepke.

in Sublime Art

September 2017; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 27245 words.

Lyotard’s Lessons on the Analytic of the Sublime is a book collecting his ‘unpolished’ (1994: ix) lecture notes on sections 23–29 of Kant’s Critique of Judgment. As such, they modestly...

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Abduction

John Kaag.

in Thinking Through the Imagination

February 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 6457 words.

This chapter focuses the relationship between Peircean abduction and the concepts of the imagination and genius in German idealism. It asks the following questions: What is abduction? Can...

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Abduction and Explanatory Reasoning

Igor Douven.

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. 5056 words.

The term “abduction” originates in the work of the American pragmatist philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce. Roughly, he meant it to indicate the process of searching for hypotheses guided by...

Abhinavagupta

in Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

January 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 3007 words.

Besides being an aesthete and a Tantric mystic, Abhinavagupta was a prolific writer and polymath. His fame rests chiefly on

Abhinavagupta

V. K. Chari.

in Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

January 1998; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 2981 words.

(tenth to eleventh century), medieval Indian philosopher.

Besides being an aesthete and a Tantric mystic, Abhinavagupta was a prolific

Abhinavagupta

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art — Religious Studies — Indian Music — Hinduism.

(c.975–1025)

Greatest of the Kashmiri Śaiva theologians. His works deal with the theoretical, yogic, and ritual

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Ability

Evan Butts.

in Philosophy

P ublished online October 2018 .

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. 4808 words.

Ability attribution is a common and important feature of both everyday and theoretical discourse. People are given jobs, picked for teams, and so forth on the basis of their possession (or...

Abject

in Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

January 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 3775 words.

The conventional meaning of abjection signifies “a state of being cast off” or of feeling in a low or debased

Abortion

Michael Tooley.

in Philosophy

P ublished online May 2013 .

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. 36782 words.

Questions concerning the moral and appropriate legal status of abortion are among the most important issues in applied ethics, and answering those questions involves addressing some...

About Taste

Frank Sibley.

in Approach to Aesthetics

May 2001; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 827 words.

The programmatic 2-page Ch. 4 reinforces the importance of taste as an ability to discern the aesthetic qualities of things and taste as an ability to recognise aesthetic merit and make...

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Absolute Music as Ontology or Experience

Tamara Levitz.

in British Journal of Aesthetics

January 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 1886 words.

Absolute Programme Music

Guy Dammann.

in British Journal of Aesthetics

January 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 2392 words.

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Mark Evan Bonds’ recent book, Absolute Music, deepens considerably the historical context within which Eduard Hanslick’s famous treatise on musical...

Abstract and Concrete Modernity

William S. Allen.

in Aesthetics of Negativity

April 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 12049 words.

The style of Blanchot’s writing can be understood by examining the changes that take place between the two versions of Thomas l’Obscur, where the later version appears to be more abstract....

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Abstract art

Anna Moszynska.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Painting; Art Techniques and Principles; 20th-Century Art. 10078 words.

Term applied in its strictest sense to forms of 20th-century Western art that reject representation and have no starting- or finishing-point in nature. As distinct from processes of...

Abstract Expressionism

in Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

January 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 4787 words.

The art movement known as abstract expressionism was characterized by gestural and/or nonobjective paintings and direct-welded metal sculptures. Also known

Abstract Expressionism

Caroline A. Jones.

in Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

January 1998; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 4219 words.

The art movement known as Abstract Expressionism was characterized by gestural and/or nonobjective paintings and direct-welded metal sculptures. Also known

Abstract Expressionism

David Anfam.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Painting; Art of the United States; 20th-Century Art. 5200 words.

Term applied to a movement in American painting that flourished in the 1940s and 1950s, sometimes referred to as the New York School or, very narrowly, as Action painting, although it...