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From Aesthetic Ideas to the Avant‐Garde: The Scope of Fine Art

Paul Crowther

in The Kantian Aesthetic: From Knowledge to the Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579976
eISBN:
9780191722615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579976.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, History of Philosophy

This chapter develops the potential of Kant's theory of fine art by offering an exposition and sustained critical account of the key notions of aesthetic ideas, genius, and originality. In ... More


Explanation, Idealism, and Design

Daniel Greco

in Idealism: New Essays in Metaphysics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198746973
eISBN:
9780191863622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746973.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The aim of this chapter is twofold. First, it shows how versions of physicalism, dualism, and idealism can be formulated as theses about grounding, or metaphysical explanation, rather than as more ... More


Idealism and Fine-Tuning

Jacob Ross

in Idealism: New Essays in Metaphysics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198746973
eISBN:
9780191863622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746973.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues that, given certain background assumptions, a kind of idealism follows from a version of the fine-tuning thesis. The kind of idealism in question ascribes explanatory priority, ... More


Aesthetics, the Science of Beauty

Paul Rusnock and Jan Šebestík

in Bernard Bolzano: His Life and Work

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198823681
eISBN:
9780191862298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823681.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In the last decade of his life, Bolzano turned to aesthetics. He planned to write a series of essays on the subject, and drafted several of them for presentation at the Bohemian Royal Society. In the ... More


B. K. Sarkar, “Viewpoints in Aesthetics” (1922)

Nalini Bhushan and Jay L. Garfield

in Indian Philosophy in English: From Renaissance to Independence

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199769261
eISBN:
9780190267605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199769261.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter presents an excerpt from Benoy Kumar Sarkar’s 1922 book, The Futurism of Young Asia. Sarkar was a polymath who trained in English and history. He held a chair in Economics and lectured ... More


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