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The arts and the definition of the human : toward a philosophical anthropology

Author: Joseph Margolis
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2009.
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Introduces a theory that our selves - our thoughts, perceptions, creativity, and other qualities that make us human - are determined by our place in history, and more particularly by our culture and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Margolis, Joseph, 1924-
Arts and the definition of the human.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c2009
(DLC) 2008018850
(OCoLC)227570806
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Margolis
ISBN: 9780804769860 0804769869 0804759537 9780804759533 0804759545 9780804759540
OCLC Number: 471127256
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 183 p.)
Contents: The definition of the human --
Perceiving paintings as paintings --
One and only one correct interpretation --
Toward a phenomenology of painting and literature --
Seeing-in, make-believe, transfiguration: the perception of pictorial representation --
Beauty and truth and the passing of transcendental philosophy.
Responsibility: Joseph Margolis.

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