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Push-pin and Poetry

Peter Kivy

in De Gustibus: Arguing About Taste and Why We Do It

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198746782
eISBN:
9780191809064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746782.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Jeremy Bentham asserted, as a consequence of his hedonism, that push-pin is as good as poetry, push-pin being a popular but trivial game of his time. The question raised in Chapter 9 is: Is the ... More


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