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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


The Pensive Image: Art as a Form of Thinking

Hanneke Grootenboer

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226717951
eISBN:
9780226718002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226718002.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

The Pensive Image introduces a new artistic category of “pensive images” that asks viewers to philosophize instead of calling for interpretation. While before the 19th century, art and philosophy ... More


Art as a Form of Thinking

Hanneke Grootenboer

in The Pensive Image: Art as a Form of Thinking

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226717951
eISBN:
9780226718002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226718002.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

Why have art and philosophy, traditionally sister arts, grown apart since the 19th century? Why is contemporary art practice understood as incompatible with the discipline of art history? The Pensive ... More


Painting’s Wonder

Hanneke Grootenboer

in The Pensive Image: Art as a Form of Thinking

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226717951
eISBN:
9780226718002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226718002.003.0007
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

Starting from the “moving image” of a tableau-mécanique or clock-painting, this concluding chapter raises the question to what extent painting invites us to true thinking. Starting with Plato’s claim ... More


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