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Berkeley's Argument for Idealism

Samuel C. Rickless

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669424
eISBN:
9780191748776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669424.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge (1710) and Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous (1713), George Berkeley argues for the astonishing view that physical objects (such ... More


Abstractionist Aesthetics: Artistic Form and Social Critique in African American Culture

Phillip Brian Harper

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479865437
eISBN:
9781479808878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479865437.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book advocates for what it calls African American aesthetic abstractionism—a representational mode whereby an artwork, rather than striving for realist verisimilitude, vigorously asserts its ... More


Abstractionism: Essays in Philosophy of Mathematics

Philip A Ebert and Marcus Rossberg (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199645268
eISBN:
9780191755330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645268.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The collection contains an extensive introduction and 16 original papers on the philosophical and mathematical aspects of Abstractionism—a position in the philosophy of mathematics which is a ... More


“Blues and the Abstract Truth”: Or, Did Romare Bearden Really Paint Jazz?

Johannes Völz

in The Hearing Eye: Jazz & Blues Influences in African American Visual Art

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195340501
eISBN:
9780199852215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340501.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Popular

Comparing Bearden's jazz-themed canvases with the music to which they are linked on Branford Marsalis's Romare Bearden Revealed CD, this chapter interrogates the presumption of a formal equivalence ... More


Introduction to Abstractionism

Philip A. Ebert and Marcus Rossberg

in Abstractionism: Essays in Philosophy of Mathematics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199645268
eISBN:
9780191755330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645268.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

We offer a general introduction to Abstractionism by outlining its history and by presenting the core philosophical and mathematical tenets of the abstractionist projects. We then locate the 16 ... More


The Argument for Idealism in the Principles

Samuel C. Rickless

in Berkeley's Argument for Idealism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669424
eISBN:
9780191748776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669424.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter analyzes the argument for idealism sketched in the opening sections of Berkeley’s Principles. It is argued that Berkeley does not find idealism self-evident, does not attempt to base ... More


Introduction: Against Positive Images

Phillip Brian Harper

in Abstractionist Aesthetics: Artistic Form and Social Critique in African American Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479865437
eISBN:
9781479808878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479865437.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The introduction lays out the problem to be addressed and summarizes the argument to be made in the rest of the book, taking as its point of reference a 2011 controversy over a proposed public ... More


Black Personhood in the Maw of Abstraction

Phillip Brian Harper

in Abstractionist Aesthetics: Artistic Form and Social Critique in African American Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479865437
eISBN:
9781479808878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479865437.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter continues the investigation of visual art begun in the introduction, examining the charges lodged against artist Kara Walker in 1997 that her silhouette installations present “negative ... More


Telling It Slant

Phillip Brian Harper

in Abstractionist Aesthetics: Artistic Form and Social Critique in African American Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479865437
eISBN:
9781479808878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479865437.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Positing that narrative coherence is the sine qua non of a literary realism that is epitomized specifically in prose, this chapter argues that it is therefore in nonrealist, experimental prose that ... More


Abstraction and Epistemic Entitlement: On the Epistemological Status of Hume’s Principle

Crispin Wright

in Abstractionism: Essays in Philosophy of Mathematics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199645268
eISBN:
9780191755330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645268.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The abstractionist program of foundations for classical mathematical theories is, like its traditional logicist ancestors, first and foremost an epistemological project. Its official aim is to ... More


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