AESTHETICS CL (Fundamentals of Philosophy) by Dr Colin Lyas

By Dr Colin Lyas

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43 NATURE’S MIRROR: IMITATION, REPRESENTATION & IMAGINATION On Wollheim’s account when I see the girl portrayed in Manet’s The bar at the Folies-Bergère I see that girl in those pigments. Here the mind generates visual experiences out of itself. When I see an inkblot as a bat, or a cloud in the shape of a camel, an image generated by the mind is fused with an external object, an inkblot or an oil painting. So the painting represents an object if it is configured in such a way that that object is seen in it.

Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, supp. vol. 31 (1957), pp. 75–92. ) (London: Macmillan, 1973), pp. 244–82. Berleant, Art and engagement (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1991). I have not dealt with John Dewey’s important Art as experience (New York: Putnam, 1934). This is touched on in the Collinson contribution to Hanfling’s Philosophical aesthetics (pp. 150–6). Alexander, John Dewey’s theory of art, experience and nature (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1987). Beardsley who sketches an account of aesthetic experience in Beardsley (1958), pp.

So, one reason for 19 ANGLO-KANTIAN ATTITUDES involvement in discussions about the defining features of the aesthetic is to detect misleading characterizations. I begin there, with a way of going wrong (and one with pernicious consequences) in characterizing the aesthetic and I take as my example the influential attempt to define the aesthetic in terms of something called the “aesthetic attitude”. The aesthetic attitude Consider the dangerous situation in which fog descends while I am sailing. The manuals indicate practical things to do when this happens, such as sounding audible warnings.

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