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- DescriptionNelson Goodman's disparate writings are often written about only within their own particular discipline, such that the epistemology is discussed in contrast to others' epistemology, the aesthetics is contrasted with more traditional aesthetics, and the ontology and logic is viewed in contrast to both other contemporary philosophers and to Goodman's historical predecessors. This book argues that that is t an adequate way to view Goodman. The separate disciplines of ontology, epistemology, and aesthetics should be viewed as sequential steps within his thought, such that each provides the ground rules for the next section and, furthermore, providing the reasons for limitations on the terms available to the subsequent writing(s). This is true t merely because this is the general chrology of his writing, but more importantly because within his metaphysics lies Goodman's basic minalist ontology and logic, and it is upon those principles that he builds his epistemology and, furthermore, it is the sum of both the metaphysics and the epistemology, with the minalist principle as the guiding force, which constructs the aesthetics. At the end of each section of this book, the consequent limitations imposed on his terms and concepts available to him are explicated, such that, by the end of the book, the book delineates the constraints imposed upon the aesthetics by both the metaphysics and the epistemology. This book will benefit t only the professionals in the field of philosophy, but will also help both graduate and upper level undergraduate students understand Goodman's disparate writings within their proper context, and hopefully will also encourage them to view philosophical thinking in a less truncated and departmentalized way.
- Author BiographyDr. Shottenkirk, like Nelson Goodman, is not only a philosopher but also has experience within tthe artworld. She is both an exhibiting artist and an art critic who has written extensively in major art criticism publications, such as Artforum and Art in America. This uniquely positions her to understand and evaluate Goodman's broad range of thought, most especially his aesthetics.
- Author(s)Dena Shottenkirk
- Date of Publication28/10/2010
- Series TitleSynthese Library
- Series Part/Volume Number343
- Place of PublicationDordrecht
- Country of PublicationNetherlands
- Content Notebiography
- Weight296 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Edition StatementSoftcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2009
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