Languages of Art: An Approach to a Theory of Symbols

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Hackett Publishing, 1968 - Philosophy - 277 pages
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"Like Dewey, he has revolted against the empiricist dogma and the Kantian dualisms which have compartmentalized philosophical thought. . . . Unlike Dewey, he has provided detailed incisive argumentation, and has shown just where the dogmas and dualisms break down." --Richard Rorty, The Yale Review
 

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Contents

Introduction
xi
REALITY REMADE
xvi
Perspective
10
Sculpture
19
Representationas
27
Realism
34
Depiction and Description
40
II
45
Semantic Requirements
148
Notations
154
Inductive Translation
164
Diagrams Maps and Models
170
V
177
Sketch
192
Script
199
Literary Arts
207

Exemplification
52
Facts and Figures
68
Schemata
71
Modes of Metaphor
81
III
99
TheUnfakable
112
A Task
122
Syntactic Requirements
130
Composition of Characters
141
Architecture
218
VI
225
Searching and Showing
232
Action and Attitude
241
Symptoms of the Aesthetic
252
Art and the Understanding
262
Name Index
275
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Nelson Goodman is Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, Harvard University.

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