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The British Journal of Aesthetics back issues
WHY KANT FINDS NOTHING UGLY.
October 1, 1998... Book One of Kant's Critique of Judgement (the `Analytic of the Beautiful') is an investigation of the judgement of taste about beauty--or, as Kant usually calls it, simply the judgement of taste. Since it seems obvious that there are affirmative and negative judgements alike, one would...
HEIDEGGER AND THE ONTOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE WORK OF ART.
October 1, 1998... I. INTRODUCTION Reflections upon works of art occupy a prominent place in Heidegger's writings from the 1930s onward. Heidegger's deep appreciation of and sustained interest in art manifested itself in the substantial space that he devoted in his essays and lectures to circumspect...
NIETZSCHE AND THE PARADOX OF TRAGEDY.
October 1, 1998... In this paper I examine Friedrich Nietzsche's later writings on tragic drama. I claim that these thoughts are primarily devoted to deciphering the tragic response. Whilst this concern with the nature and significance of tragic art remains consistent with Nietzsche's project in The Birth of...
THE REDEMPTION OF ART.
October 1, 1998... PREAMBLE It is hardly striking that Iris Murdoch has an elevated view of art. She is, after all, both a novelist and a philosopher--an artist who believes the artistic enterprise is the best means of conveying goodness to a secular, post-Christian world. Art takes the place of science,...
FAREWELL TO DANTO AND GOODMAN.
October 1, 1998... There's a closet scandal that's been brewing in the philosophy of art for a good many years, noticed in passing by nearly everyone reasonably well informed, but only rarely mentioned explicitly and almost never closely analysed. The matter should be examined with some care, however: for one...