Aesthetics and the theory of criticism : selected essays of Arnold Isenberg / edited by William Callaghan ... [et al.] ; with an introduction by Mary Mothersill and a biographical sketch by William Callaghan Isenberg, Arnold

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Isenberg, Arnold
Aesthetics.; Isenberg, Arnold.; Criticism.
  • Aesthetics: Music and ideas. Formalism. Perception, meaning, and the subject matter of art. The technical factor in art. The aesthetic function of language. The problem of belief. On defining metaphor.
  • Criticism: Cordelia absent. A poem by Frost and some principles of criticism. Critical communication. "Pretentious" as an aesthetic predicate. Superlatives. Some problems of interpretation.
  • Ethics and moral psychology: Natural pride and natural shame. Deontology and the ethics of lying. Ethical and aesthetic criticsm.
  • Appendices (p. [283]-316).
  • A. Analytical philosophy and the study of art.
  • B. Notebooks and letters.
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