Item description for A Critical Rationalist Aesthetics. (Series in the Philosophy of Karl R.Popper & Critical Rationalism) by Joseph Agassi...
This book is a first attempt to cover the whole area of aesthetics from the point of view of critical rationalism. It takes up and expands upon the more narrowly focused work of E. H. Gombrich, Sheldon Richmond, and Raphael Sassower and Louis Ciccotello. The authors integrate the arts into the scientific world view and acknowledge that there is an aesthetic aspect to anything whatsoever. They pay close attention to the social situatedness of the arts. Their aesthetics treats art as emerging from craft in the form of luxurious and playful challenge to the audience. In developing it they place emphasis on the number of questions and claims that can be settled by appeal to empirical facts; on the historical character of aesthetic judgements; and on the connection of aesthetic truth to true love and true friendship, i.e. fidelity and integrity, not to informative truth.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.58" Width: 5.83" Height: 0.63" Weight: 0.66 lbs.
Release Date Feb 5, 2008
ISBN 9042023678 ISBN13 9789042023673
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More About Joseph Agassi
Joseph Agassi is professor emeritus at Tel-Aviv University and York University, Toronto. He is the author of more than 400 contributions, including more than twenty books, on a variety of topics in philosophy.
Joseph Agassi has an academic affiliation as follows - Tel-Aviv University.