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The Aesthetics of Argument

The Aesthetics of Argument

Martin Warner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198737117
eISBN:
9780191800658
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737117.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language

Argument and imagination are often interdependent. This book is concerned with how this relationship may bear on argument’s concern with truth, not just persuasion, and with the enhancement of ... More

The Critical Imagination

The Critical Imagination

James Grant

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199661794
eISBN:
9780191748318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661794.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language

This book is about metaphor, imaginativeness, and criticism of the arts. Since the eighteenth century, many philosophers have argued that appreciating art is rewarding because it involves responding ... More

Language, Truth, and LiteratureA Defence of Literary Humanism

Language, Truth, and Literature: A Defence of Literary Humanism

Richard Gaskin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199657902
eISBN:
9780191756337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657902.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language

According to the literary humanist, works of literature refer to the real world and make statements about that world which are of cognitive as well as aesthetic value; the two kinds of value are ... More

Meaning Without RepresentationEssays on Truth, Expression, Normativity, and Naturalism

Meaning Without Representation: Essays on Truth, Expression, Normativity, and Naturalism

Steven Gross, Nicholas Tebben, and Michael Williams (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198722199
eISBN:
9780191789045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722199.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Aesthetics

Much contemporary thinking about language is animated by the idea that the core function of language is to represent how the world is and that therefore the notion of representation should play a ... More

The Messages We SendSocial Signals and Storytelling

The Messages We Send: Social Signals and Storytelling

G. R. F. Ferrari

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198798422
eISBN:
9780191840487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798422.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Aesthetics

This is a book about ‘intimations’: social interactions that approach outright communication but do not quite reach it. The controlling metaphor is that of a communicative scale or switch, which goes ... More

The Philosophy of Poetry

The Philosophy of Poetry

John Gibson (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199603671
eISBN:
9780191796241
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603671.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language

In recent years philosophers have produced important books on nearly all the major arts: the novel and painting, music and theatre, dance and architecture, and conceptual art and even gardening. ... More

Truth, Fiction, and LiteratureA Philosophical Perspective

Truth, Fiction, and Literature: A Philosophical Perspective

Peter Lamarque and Stein Haugom Olsen

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236818
eISBN:
9780191679377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236818.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language

This book examines the complex and varied ways in which fictions relate to the real world, and offers a precise account of how imaginative works of literature can use fictional content to explore ... More

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