AESTHETICS CL (Fundamentals of Philosophy) by Dr Colin Lyas

By Dr Colin Lyas

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In those attacks on art as imitation or as copying, however, something is overlooked. We do delight in imitations, and imitation (think here of mime) can be an art form. Moreover, as we shall see, imitation throws light on a nest of problems. I shall return to these after a look at some other problems about representation. The very possibility of representation Whether or not a representation does or does not resemble reality, there remains a basic question of how we can see a representation at all.

As we have seen, Bullough did not rule out the possibility of emotional involvement with a work, though he gave no sensible account of what this involves. Would that some of his disciples had read him more carefully, especially the crazy individual who suggested that the necessity of distance for proper aesthetic response entailed that children shouldn’t clap their hands when asked to by Peter Pan, a recommendation that entirely overlooks the ways in which one is, from earliest childhood, actively involved with one’s fictional imaginings.

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.

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