Imagination, Philosophy, and the Arts

Imagination, Philosophy, and the Arts

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Imagination, Philosophy and the Arts is the first comprehensive collection of papers by philosophers examining the nature of imagination and its role in understanding and making art. Imagination is a central concept in aesthetics with close ties to issues in the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of language, yet it has not received the kind of sustained, critical attention it deserves. This collection of seventeen brand new essays critically examines just how and in what form the notion of imagination illuminates fundamental problems in the philosophy of art.For instance, the opening passages of Mahlera#39;s Seventh Symphony, with the soft orchestral chords and tenor horn solo, would, ... my View for we imagine in various ways that sad music is sad, in part because its structural and other properties resemble sad people in many ways. ... In what follows, I explore the possible solution to the problem of musical expressiveness that listeners imagine in various notanbsp;...

Title:Imagination, Philosophy, and the Arts
Author:Matthew Kieran, Dominic Lopes
Publisher:Psychology Press - 2003


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